MITx MicroMasters® Programs

Advance your career or accelerate your Master’s degree with a graduate-level digital credential from MIT.

The MicroMasters program credential from MIT Open Learning is a professional and academic credential for online learners from anywhere in the world who seek focused, accelerated advancement.

Enroll in a program—no admission required—and take a series of graduate-level online courses, taught by MIT instructors, through edX or MITx Online.

Earn a program credential by completing the course and passing one or more proctored exams.

Enjoy the credential benefits: Credential earners can also apply for an accelerated master’s degree program at MIT and other pathway schools; and include your credential on professional profiles. MicroMasters program credential earners also become affiliates of the MIT Alumni Association.

Why Should I Enroll?

Advance Your Career

Learn online, pass digital proctored exams, and earn a program credential. Boost your professional profile with an affordable and valuable credential from MIT.

Accelerate Your Master’s

Fast-track your master’s degree at MIT and many other pathway schools around the world.

Be Part of the MIT Community

Become an affiliate member of the MIT Alumni Association and receive special access to professional journals and publications.

Grow Your Network

After you earn your MicroMasters® program credential, build connections through a private group of like-minded professionals.

For Organizations and Academic Institutions

Equip your workforce and organization with new applicable skills through the MITx MicroMasters program!

We work closely with organizations globally that wish to integrate our programs into their own education and training portfolios. Flexible pricing options available.

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Register for one of our upcoming webinars to learn more about the different MicroMasters programs at MIT. Our events are hosted by the course teams, including MIT faculty, and they provide a great opportunity to ask questions about our courses.

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“MicroMasters Programs offer unprecedented access points to advanced degrees, as well as to accelerated professional growth in some of the world's most in-demand fields. Through these programs, learners worldwide can gain the experience of a masters-level course of study, but also the confidence of thriving in an MIT-caliber education.”

Eric Grimson, Vice President of Open Learning, MIT

Sally Kornbluth, MIT President
“The Institute’s tradition of looking outward and connecting with talented people around the globe is more important now than ever. MicroMasters programs inspire students everywhere, including those who never considered applying to MIT, to challenge themselves and rise to their potential.”

Sally Kornbluth, MIT President