Mission

The MIT Professional Education mission is to provide a gateway to renowned MIT research, knowledge and expertise for those engaged in science and technology worldwide, through advanced education programs designed for working professionals.

The programs are delivered by MIT faculty and promote technical excellence through ongoing educational engagement with communities of practice. Under the leadership of the School of Engineering, MIT Professional Education supports the development of creative leaders equipped to address complex problems.

MIT Professional Education is central to MIT’s vision. It fulfills the mandate to provide lifelong learning opportunities to alumni and other professionals and impacts professional practice. It also provides important feedback regarding the quality and relevance of MIT’s teaching and research activities and facilitates the integration of industry knowledge into MIT education.

The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to apply this knowledge for the benefit of humanity. MIT is dedicated to providing students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community.