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MIT Professional Education

MIT Professional Education provides short courses, semester or longer learning programs, and customized corporate programs for science and engineering professionals at all levels. Taught by renowned faculty from across the Institute, MIT Professional Education programs offer professionals the opportunity to gain crucial knowledge in specialized fields to advance their careers, help their companies, and have an impact on the world.

MIT Professional Education comprises four programs:

Advanced Study Program ( The Advanced Study Program (ASP) is a non-degree, non-matriculating, on-campus program. Individuals can enroll in regular, semester-long MIT courses to achieve their professional or personal goals and objectives.  Courses may be taken for credit.

Short Programs ( Short Programs offers more than 40 courses in two-to-five day sessions, primarily in the summer. Classes may involve lectures, discussions, readings, interactive problem solving, laboratory work, and collaborative projects among participants, faculty, and peers. These intensive courses are designed for busy professionals wishing to gain new career tools and insights about the impact of evolving technologies. Courses combine MIT's breakthrough research with insights from industry, government, and academic participants. Some courses can be offered at company sites for groups of 25 or more or at international locations and venues as an open enrollment program or customized for international organizations.

Custom Programs ( These are programs designed to meet company-specific training needs, and range from a single day to a year-long sequence of sessions, on or off campus. Courses are generally focused on scientific and technical leadership, combining topics from both technology and management fields. MIT Professional Education will work with companies to match their needs with custom curricula from MIT faculty who have in-depth expertise in relevant disciplines.

For more information about MIT Professional Education, contact Clara Piloto, Room 35-433, 617-253-3760, fax 617-258-8831.


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