MIT’s commitment to education extends beyond the classroom and includes opportunities to learn online or pursue advanced certificates.
As the world of online learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continues to grow, MIT has provided more opportunities to reach individuals across the world through online platforms. There has also been incredible growth in the online education industry, and MIT has made valuable contributions to increasing its online presence. As we continue to grow, more opportunities will become available.
Credentialed Online Programs
MITx MicroMasters Credential in Data, Economics, and Development Policy
Learn practical skills and theoretical tools to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through a series of five online courses and exams, learners engage with cutting-edge field research and gain a strong foundation in microeconomics, development economics, and probability and statistics. For more information, please visit the DEDP website.
MITx MicroMasters Credential in Finance
Meet the complex demands of today’s global finance markets with five courses developed and delivered by MIT Sloan faculty. Accelerate your career or fast-track your MIT Master of Finance degree. For more information, please visit the MicroMasters Finance website.
MITx MicroMasters Credential in Principles of Manufacturing
Learn the principles of manufacturing: process control, production flow, supply chain and basic finance, from the world’s top-ranked Mechanical Engineering department. For more information, please visit the POM website.
MITx MicroMasters Credential in Statistics and Data Science
From probability and statistics to data analysis and machine learning, master the skills needed to solve complex challenges with data. For more information, please visit the DS website.
MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management
Gain expertise in the growing field of Supply Chain Management through an innovative online program consisting of five courses and a final capstone exam. The MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain from MITx is an advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Supply Chain Management. It represents the equivalent of one semester’s worth of coursework at MIT. For more information, please visit the SCM website.
Hybrid and On-Campus Certificate Programs
MIT certificates allow students to advance their knowledge in a particular field of interest and enhance their professional skills. Below is a list of on-campus certificate programs.
MIT Professional Education is the hub for non-degree programs geared toward professionals. They offer substantial programming for individuals looking to take classes or participate in short programs. They also offer custom programs and digital programs, which further expand the reach of professional education. Many of the programs offered lead to the completion of a certificate that enables professionals to reach their career goals. For more information, please visit the Professional Education website.
Certificate in Systems & Product Development
The certificate program offered by the department of System Design & Management (SDM) is designed for working professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of systems engineering. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the System Design & Management website.
Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (GCLOG)
The MIT Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (GCLOG) is an elite academic program from the MIT Global Supply Chain And Logistics Excellence (SCALE) network, geared towards outstanding graduate students from Latin America. For more information, please visit the SCALE website.
Certificate Opportunities for MIT Graduate Degree Students
In addition to the standalone certificate program offerings, MIT offers a variety of certificate programs for MIT graduate students to accompany their graduate degree. Below is a list of certificate programs available to MIT degree students only.
Business Analytics Certificate Program
More information about the Business Analytics Certificate Program can be found online.
Biophysics Certificate Program
More information about the Biophysics Certificate Program can be found online.
Certificate Program in Graduate Education in Medical Sciences (GEMS)
More information about the Certificate Program in Graduate Education in Medical Sciences can be found online.
Certificate Program in Science, Technology and Policy (STP)
More information about the Certificate Program in Science, Technology and Policy can be found online.
Environmental Planning Certificate
More information about the Environmental Planning Certificate can be found online.
More information about the Healthcare Certificate can be found online.
More information about the Sustainability Certificate can be found online.
Technical Leadership Certificate
More information about the Technical Leadership Certificate can be found online.
Urban Design Certificate
More information about the Urban Design Certificate can be found online.
Non-Degree Learning Opportunities
MIT was a pioneer in the free exchange of online course materials, developing a repository of information in the OpenCourseWare (OCW) site. Through the OCW, individuals can learn at their own pace and study a wide range of fields. For more information, please visit the OCW site.
MIT has partnered with the edX platform to develop dozens of free online courses. Now, anyone has the opportunity to experience the rigorous courses that MIT has to offer and broaden their knowledge on topics in science, engineering, and technology.
Many MITx course offerings, such as the MicroMasters programs above, lead to the completion of a verified certificate, though this varies by course. For more information, please visit the MITx site.