MITx offers massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) through the edX platform. From foundational STEM courses, through explorations of the humanities and social sciences, to advanced master’s level subjects that may fast-track a master’s degree, MITx courses on edX come directly from the MIT classroom and span the full breadth of our academic programs. 

Learners from anywhere in the world can enroll in a course of their choosing and learn at no cost, or aim to earn a verified certificate of completion for a low fee. MITx courses are interactive educational experiences that include interactive problems that provide immediate feedback, discussion forums, videos, readings, and tools that deepen their learning.

MITx also supports the use of digital learning tools and techniques on the MIT campus. We are committed to leveraging best practices in emerging digital and scalable learning environments in our online courses to help learners everywhere succeed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for an MITx course?

Visit our course catalog to see our entire set of offerings, and click any link to view the enrollment page. You’ll see all of the important details about the course there, and have the opportunity to enroll. You’ll need to create an edX account in order to do so. Once you select Enroll Now, you can select the certificate track or enroll for free in the audit track, and choose to upgrade to the certificate track later. Learn more here.

How can I earn a certificate?

To earn a verified certificate, you must enroll in the certificate track, pay the associated fee, and complete a quick verification process with edX. If you pass the course according to the grading policy, you will automatically earn a certificate, which is delivered digitally through your edX Learner Dashboard. Learn more here.

How do I prepare for an MITx course?

A desire to learn is required and you’ll find prerequisites listed in each course. You may also consider reviewing free and open MIT course materials on MIT OpenCourseWare or on MIT Open Learning Library.

What if I cannot afford the cost of a certificate?

edX provides financial assistance for those who may not be able to afford the certificate fee. Learn more here.

Where can I get help for an issue with my edX account or course experience?

edX provides 24/7 learner support as well as a Help Center.