MIT Professional Education provides continuing education courses and lifelong learning opportunities for science, engineering, and technology professionals at all levels, from around the world. Worthy of note is that MIT professors and lecturers lead and teach all MIT Professional Education offerings. Some of our programs have a long history, others are relatively new.
The Advanced Study Program enrolls professionals who desire to take regular, credit-bearing MIT courses for one or more semesters on campus in Cambridge.
Short Programs, formerly called "Summer Sessions," draws more than 1500 global participants to campus each year to attend some 50 short courses, 2-5 days long, offered primarily in the summer.
Some of our short courses are offered in a growing number of international locations through International Programs.
Companies and organizations engage MIT Professional Education to develop tailor-made Custom Programs that range from a day to a yearlong sequence of sessions, delivered on or off campus.
And our newest offering, Digital Plus Programs, blend cutting-edge content delivered using the best of online technology and traditional classroom instruction, to enable effective learning outcomes in a flexible, collaborative learning environment.
All MIT Professional Education courses offer certificates, and Continuing Education Units (CEUs); some offer MIT credit in addition.
Learn more about MIT degree programs through the MIT Admissions Office.