Advanced Study Program

Change Your World in an MIT Classroom 

Calculus classroom as MIT

The MIT Advanced Study Program (ASP) is your chance to enroll in MIT's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) classes as a non-degree student for a semester, a year, or longer.

Our non-degree continuing education program offers maximum flexibility for working professionals and exceptional graduate students looking to enhance their knowledge and further their careers with an MIT education.

As an ASP student, you will enroll in the same classes as MIT degree students and be part of the MIT community while studying at MIT. We admit both part-time and full-time students each Fall and Spring semester.

Unlike degree programs, there are no required classes in the program. You create a customized course of study by browsing the MIT Course Catalog for classes that match your interests and goals. An admissions decision is then made for those specific classes.


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This semester-by-semester, self-directed program allows you to learn from the Institute’s renowned faculty and cutting-edge research.

Unlike degree programs, there are no required classes. Search the MIT Course Catalog for specific classes that interest you and then apply to those specific classes through the Advanced Study Program. 

Classes taken through ASP are the same classes as MIT's graduate and undergraduate students take. All classes are held on campus here in Cambridge.

Your studies may be part-time or full-time, enrolling in anywhere from one to four classes. Because you design your own class load, the Program fits both your schedule and your professional and educational goals.

The MIT Advanced Study Program offers an opportunity to continue your education and earn MIT class credit and a transcript, but is not a degree program.