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.
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 ocw.mit.edu.
MIT has partnered with the edX platform to develop dozens of free online courses. Many courses can lead to the completion of a verified certificate. 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. For more information, please visit www.edx.org/school/mitx.
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 professional.mit.edu.
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 sdm.mit.edu/education/certificate-program.
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 scale.mit.edu/academic-programs/mit-gclog.
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.
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.
More information about the Healthcare Certificate can be found online.
More information about the Sustainability Certificate can be found online.
Urban Design Certificate
More information about the Urban Design Certificate can be found online.