Last Updated: March 18, 2020

MIT is tracking the Covid-19 (coronavirus) situation daily. Updates at the Institution level can be found at covid19.mit.edu.

At MIT Professional Education, we understand these are unusual times. We have prepared an FAQ below to provide guidance as you consider registering for our two-to-five day on-campus programs, digital online-blended programs, courses abroad through our international programs, enrolling in regular MIT academic courses through our Advanced Study Program, or creating a custom program designed specifically for your organization. 

Please check here regularly for any updates.

Frequently Asked Questions
Are all MIT Professional Education programs currently running?

Yes, all of our programs are open for registration. 

  • To view and register for our two-to-five day on-campus Short Programs running this June and July, and for our convenient online-blended courses offered through Digital Plus Programs that work on your schedule, please visit our course catalog to register. 
  • To learn about our Advanced Study Program offering the opportunity to enroll in MIT classes as a non-degree student, please click here. Please note the application deadline for the Fall 2020 semester is May 1, 2020, and the application deadline for the Spring 2021 semester is November 1, 2020. 
  • For information on our International Programs, please click here.
  • To learn more about how we can create a custom program for your organization, please click here.
I have already registered and paid-in-full. Do I need to do anything?

No. You do not need to do anything at this time. 

All on-campus and online-blended programs are currently running as scheduled. If you have registered for a course and there are any changes, we will reach out to you via email with information and next steps.

Is MIT Professional Education still offering 2-5 day on-campus programs this summer?

Yes, all on-campus programs are running as scheduled.

Please visit our course catalog to register.

What is MIT Professional Education’s cancellation policy in case I cannot attend or travel to MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA for an on-campus program due to COVID-19 restrictions?

MIT Professional Education is offering a special exception to our cancellation policy for Short Programs participants due to COVID-19.

We understand the COVID-19 situation is fluid with many unknowns, and are offering additional flexibility during this time. Should it become necessary for you to cancel your enrollment in an on-campus course for which you have registered due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will waive all cancellation fees and issue you a full refund.

Please note this COVID-19 cancellation policy is subject to change based on the evolving global and domestic situation. Please reach out to shortprograms@mit.edu with any questions or concerns you may have. For questions related to visas, please review the information on our Travel & Arrival page.

Is the Advanced Study Program still accepting applications for Fall 2020?

Yes.

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2020 semester is May 1, 2020. The deadline to apply for the Spring 2021 semester is November 1, 2020. Please click here to learn more about the Advanced Study Program and admissions.

Does MIT Professional Education offer online programs?

Yes.

MIT Professional Education offers flexible and convenient online-blended programs through Digital Plus Programs. These 8-week collaborative and interactive online-blended courses cover a range of topics including leadership and innovation, cultural awareness, machine learning, digital transformation, smart manufacturing, blockchain, cloud & dev ops, and more. Learn more at digitalplus.mit.edu or visit our course catalog to register.

Is MIT Professional Education considering delivering Short Programs courses virtually if on campus delivery becomes not feasible?

Yes.

We are actively exploring the possibility of live virtual delivery of some Short Programs courses if COVID-19 restrictions look like they will extend into the summer, and if a course is a fit for a virtual approach. We will update our website with that information if and when it becomes a viable alternative.

Is MIT Professional Education continuing to work with organizations to create customized programs?

Yes.

We can partner with you to develop a course around a topic or area of interest relevant to your company, or you can tailor one of our existing courses to fit your organization’s needs. Custom programs can be offered digitally in an online-blended format, on MIT’s campus, at your company site, or at a site of your choosing. These courses can be a single week or several weeks over the course of a year, or longer, with interrelated projects. For more information, visit customprograms.mit.edu.