MIT Professional Education

The mission of MIT Professional Education is to provide a gateway to MIT research and expertise for professionals around the globe. These programs offer lifelong learning opportunities—whether on-campus, live virtual, online, in an international location, or at your company site.  Professionals from all industries have the opportunity to gain crucial knowledge in specialized fields to advance their careers, help their companies, and have an impact on the world. More than 100 MIT faculty teach in these courses, enabling them to serve and enhance MIT's connections with the global practitioner community.

Short Programs. MIT Professional Education Short Programs offers more than 50 live virtual and on-campus courses that explore wide-ranging topics and are led by prominent MIT faculty—all recognized leaders in their respective fields.

Digital Plus Programs. MIT Professional Education Digital Plus Programs blend cutting-edge content with the best online technology and traditional classroom instruction to enable better learning outcomes while promoting engagement and collaboration.

Advanced Study Program (ASP). The non-degree Advanced Study Program (ASP) offers an opportunity for working professionals and exceptional graduate students to enroll in traditional MIT classes as a non-degree student for a semester, year, or longer. Select from thousands of MIT classes and learn alongside MIT faculty and students.

Custom Programs. MIT Professional Education works with organizations to develop a customized course that meets your organization’s strategic objectives. Custom Programs may be held on campus, at your organization, or at the location of your choice.

International Programs. MIT faculty members travel to your country or offer a live virtual program to deliver a regionally relevant educational experience based on one of our Short Programs. Both educational institutions and corporations have taken advantage of this opportunity to bring MIT’s expertise to both students and business professionals.

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