Pathways to a Graduate Program

Pathways to Graduate Programs

PhD Program in Social & Engineering Systems

Learners who successfully complete this MITx MicroMasters credential have the opportunity to apply to the MIT Doctoral Program in Social and Engineering Systems (SES) offered through the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) during the SES admissions cycle (due date: December 15). Learners can use their MicroMasters credential to demonstrate their preparation in statistics and data science fundamentals to the SES Admissions Committee.

Learners admitted to SES can expect that their MITx MicroMasters coursework will be recognized with credit for corresponding SES core classes and requirements. More information on the MIT SES Doctoral Program can be found here.

In addition, learners who successfully earn the MITx MicroMasters credential in Statistics and Data Science are now eligible to earn credit at a number of universities across the globe to fast track their pursuit of a full Master’s degree. Below is a list of these universities and information on the amount of credit offered.

Other Universities

Rochester Institute of Technology (USA) – Master of Science in Professional Studies

The Master of Science in Professional Studies allows learners the opportunity to draw on courses offered across RIT graduate programs. Learners who hold the MITx MicroMasters credential in Statistics and Data Science may apply any time during the year and upon acceptance, will be awarded 12 credit hours of the 33 required for the degree.

Doane University (USA) – Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

Upon acceptance into Doane's MBA program, the Statistics and Data Science MicroMasters will satisfy the emphasis area and the student will only need to take 21 credit hours to complete their Master of Business Administration degree.

Curtin University (Australia) – Master of Predictive Analytics (Finance and Investment Analytics stream)

Curtin Business School provides a pathway for credential holders of the MITx MicroMasters in Statistics and Data Science to their Master of Predictive Analytics (Finance and Investment Analytics stream). If a learner applies for admission to the Master of Predictive Analytics (Finance and Investment Analytics stream) at Curtin University, and is accepted, the MicroMasters credential will count towards 25% of the coursework required for graduation.

Deakin University (Australia)

Deakin offers MITx MicroMasters credential holders up to four units’ credit towards the completion of these Master’s degree programs:

  • Master of Business Analytics (Online)
  • Master of Health Economics (Online)
  • Master of Information Systems (Online)
  • Master of Public Health (Online)
  • Master of Data Analytics (Online)
  • Master of Cyber Security Professional (Online)
  • Master of Nutrition and Population Health (On campus)

In addition, a third of the credits will be offered towards the online Master of Information Technology. For MITx MicroMasters credential holders who also hold a bachelor’s degree in the same or a related field, Deakin offers two units’ credit towards the completion of the online Master of Human Nutrition. For graduates who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in the same or a related field, the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science will be an entry pathway to the Master of Human Nutrition. (Normally applicants without a bachelor’s degree in the same or a related field are required to complete a Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition as the entry criterion.)

Galileo University (Guatamala) – Master’s Program in Data Science

Galileo University will offer the credential holders of the MITx MicroMasters in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning an equivalent of one year of the total graduate credits towards the completion of the Master’s degree in Data Science.

Reykjavík University (Iceland)

Reykjavík University School of Computer Science offers the credential holders of the MITx MicroMasters in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning 30 ECTS credits of the total graduate credits towards the completion of the Master's in Computer Science.

Reykjavík University School of Business offers the credential holders of the MITx MicroMasters in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning 26 ECTS credits of the total graduate credits towards the completion of the following Master’s programs:

RMIT University (Australia) - Master of Data Science

RMIT University will grant academic credit towards a Master of Data Science for learners who successfully earn a MITx MicroMasters credential in the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science.

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