Professional & Online Education

Uncover data’s true value.

Rigorous data analysis can lead to insights that drive better decision making. There is a growing demand for 21st century data science skills in the private sector, and these skills are also essential to tackling global societal challenges in areas like energy, transportation, and healthcare.

To advance education in statistics and data science, IDSS faculty have developed some online programs ranging from short courses to the MicroMasters.

MicroMasters in Statistics and Data Science

For a deeper dive in probability and statistics, data analysis, and machine learning, the MicroMasters offers a way to master the skills needed to solve complex challenges with data. Comprised of four online courses and a virtually proctored exam, the MicroMasters provides a professional credential and an accelerated path towards an IDSS PhD or a Master’s at many other universities.

Data Science and Machine Learning: Making Data-Driven Decisions (coming soon)

With recorded lectures by MIT faculty and personalized mentorship from industry practitioners, this 10-week program covers statistics and Python foundations, machine learning, deep learning, NLP, prediction, recommendation systems, and more. The program is in collaboration with Great Learning.

Applied Data Science Program

Upgrade your data analytics skills with this 12-week live virtual program. Learn the theory and applications of supervised and unsupervised learning, time-series analysis, neural networks, recommendation engines, regression, and computer vision — to name a few.

Short Courses

IDSS-affiliated faculty are teaching the following courses through MIT Professional Education:

Understanding and Predicting Technological Innovation: New Data and Theory
Instructor: Jessika Trancik
Dates: Jun 14 – 16, 2021

Advanced Business Resiliency
Instructors: Steve Goldman, Dick Larson
Dates: Jun 21 – 25, 2021

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