Appropriate courses from Harvard or MIT can be used towards ELECTIVES.
A thesis requires a defense, and significantly more research and writing than an independent research. If you manage your time well, combining 4 full classes with an independent research is doable, and has been done by many students in the past. However, given the workload of the thesis, you should set aside at least one extra semester where you can concentrate on writing and defense.
Yes, it's possible to do 4 courses and independent research. Many students do this.
It may be possible. You should discuss your particular situation with your advisor.
You should discuss this with your advisor. When a student takes AM207 will depend on their background and interests.
There is no cap on the number of courses you can take. However, due to the significant workload, we discourage students from taking more than 4.
Yes, you just need to let your advisor know when you want to switch.
Cross registration for MIT courses is directly done through my.harvard.edu. Be sure to check the registration deadlines since they may vary from Harvard.
- Add the course to Crimson Cart
- Submit petition for the course
- Once the MIT instructor approves your request to enroll, you will see a Permission Approved icon in my.harvard.edu. You must be sure to enroll into the course after this.
Talk with your academic course advisor (either Daniel Weinstock, Weiwei Pan, or Pavlos Protopapas).
Applied Computation helps fund students who are first authors for conference papers to attend conferences, usually splitting the costs with the student’s advisor/lab. Applied Computation has also sent master’s students as ambassadors to student recruiting/diversity conferences. You can check with your faculty advisors as they might have funds too.