Enter MIT’s Gateway to Professional Education

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 teach all Professional Education offerings.

Some programs have a long history, others are fresh concepts. Each year, 30-40 professionals take regular MIT courses for one or more semesters through the Advanced Study Program. Short Programs, formerly called the Professional Institute, draws more than 1000 participants to campus each year to attend some 40 short courses offered primarily in the summer. Organizations engage MIT Professional Education to develop Custom Programs that range from a day to a yearlong sequence of sessions, on or off campus.

Some MIT Professional Education courses offer credits, certificates, and continuing education units. Learn more about degree programs through the Admissions Office. Other MIT offices handle some specialized education programs.