Graduate Academic Option Representatives and Option Administrators
The academic work of the Institute is divided into six divisions: Biology and Biological Engineering; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Engineering and Applied Science; Geological and Planetary Sciences; the Humanities and Social Sciences; and Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy.
Graduate work at the Institute is further organized into graduate options, which are supervised by those professors whose interests and research are closely related to the area of the option, within the administrative jurisdiction of one or more of the divisions.
A faculty member serves as the representative for an option. The option representative provides consultation on academic programs, degree requirements, financial aid, etc. and provides general supervision to graduate students in the option. A list of current faculty option representatives and their option administrator can be found here.