Who We Are


MIT Professional Education, organized under the School of Engineering in 2002, provides continuing education courses and lifelong learning opportunities for science, engineering, and technology professionals at all levels.

Worthy of note is that MIT faculty 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 from around the globe who take regular, credit-bearing MIT courses for one or more semesters here on campus in Cambridge.

Short Programs, formerly called the Professional Institute, 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 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, on or off campus.

And our newest offering, Digital Plus Programs, blend cutting-edge content with the best of online technology and traditional classroom instruction to enable better learning outcomes while promoting engagement and collaboration.

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.