Advanced Study Program
Frequently Asked Questions about the MIT Professional Education - Advanced Study Program
Is the Advanced Study Program a degree program?
No. The Advanced Study Program is a professional certificate program and does not offer degrees. All fellows receive an MIT certificate of completion at the end of their programs.
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What are the criteria for admission?
The Advanced Study Program admits fellows who have the academic and professional background to succeed at MIT-level academic work. Application forms must be complete, including letters of recommendation, a resume, a statement of purpose, and a statement of financial support. Students are admitted based on the overall quality of the application.
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When is the application deadline?
Foreign applicants who require visas should apply at least three months before the semester begins, i.e. around June 1 for fall, November 1 for spring. See ASP Costs & Dates for this year’s deadlines.
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How much is tuition?
Tuition for each academic year, September through August, is set the preceding April. See Costs & Dates for details.
How many fellows attend each semester?
Between 25 and 40 fellows come to MIT each semester, with about 50 percent attending full time and 50 percent attending part time.
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