Welcome to the Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost oversees MIT’s academic and research endeavors, enabling our faculty, staff, and Institute to thrive.
Cynthia Barnhart
MIT Provost

About the Provost

At MIT, the provost is in good company

Provost Cynthia Barnhart serves as MIT’s chief academic and budget officer, driving excellence in education and research across the Institute with the support of the Office of the Provost. The provost’s team provides essential services for MIT faculty and staff—from campus planning to coordinating international activities to promoting the arts.

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I’m hugely optimistic about MIT’s ability to create a positive impact—the world needs us right now. ”
Cynthia Barnhart, MIT Provost
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