Advanced Study Program

Change Your World in an MIT Classroom 

The MIT Advanced Study Program (ASP) is your chance to enroll in MIT's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Management classes as a non-degree student for a semester, a year, or longer.

Our non-degree, continuing education program offers maximum flexibility for working professionals and exceptional graduate students looking to enhance their knowledge and further their careers via an MIT education.

Students are accepted every Fall and Spring semester. Applications are available for both part-time and full-time students.


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This semester-by-semester, self-directed program allows ASP Fellows to learn from the Institute’s renowned faculty and cutting-edge research.

Unlike degree programs, there are no required classes. Students search the MIT Course Catalog for specific classes that interest them and then apply to those specific classes through ASP. 

Classes taken through ASP are the same classes as MIT's graduate and undergraduate students take. All classes are held on campus here in Cambridge.

Your studies may be part-time or full-time, enrolling in anywhere from one to four classes. Because students design their own class load, the Program fits both your schedule and professional and educational goals.

The MIT Advanced Study Program offers an opportunity to continue your education and earn MIT class credit and a transcript, but is not a degree program.

ASP Student Profiles