What is the MicroMasters Credential?

MicroMasters is a professional and academic credential for online learners from anywhere in the world. Learners who pass an integrated set of MITx graduate-level courses on edX.org, and one or more proctored exams, will earn a MicroMasters credential from MITx, and can then apply for an accelerated, on campus, master’s degree program at MIT or other top universities.

MicroMasters courses offer the same learning and challenge as MIT courses.

All MITx MicroMasters courses are delivered on

How It Works

Online Learning

Take a series of online courses on edX, and pass all the course requirements.

Proctored Tests

Pass one (or more) proctored exams—either a single final exam, or one exam for each course, depending on the program.

Earn a Valuable Credential

A MicroMasters credential from MITx proves that you’ve gained the knowledge and skills to give you a competitive advantage for career success.

Pursue a Master’s

Learners who complete the MicroMasters program can apply for the Master’s degree program at MIT or other universities.

Current MITx MicroMasters Programs

  • The MicroMasters in Supply Chain from MITx is an advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Supply Chain Management. Through the five online courses and capstone exam you will demonstrate your ability in the equivalent of one semester's worth of coursework at MIT.

  • Grapple with some of the world’s most pressing problems from a rigorous, data-driven perspective. Gain a strong foundation in microeconomics, development economics, probability and statistics, engage with cutting-edge research, and develop hands-on skills in data analysis and the evaluation of social programs.

  • More programs coming soon!

    MIT plans to bring more MicroMasters programs to motivated learners like you. Sign up for our mailing list to hear about new MicroMasters programs.

Why should I enroll?

Convenient & Flexible

Take online courses on a schedule that fits your needs, and meet motivated learners who share your interests.

Accelerate Your Master’s

MicroMasters is a faster path to a master’s degree from MIT and other universities, and is recognized by employers for providing deep learning in specific career fields.

Save Money & Time

MicroMasters is an affordable option for professionals who can’t take off time to earn a traditional master’s degree.

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