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MicroMasters® Programs

Advance your career. Accelerate your Master's degree. Faster, flexible, free to try.

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MicroMasters® Programs are a Pathway to Today’s Top Jobs

MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Students may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters program certificate and, if accepted, can pursue an accelerated and less expensive Master’s Degree.

MicroMasters® Program Success Stories

Danaka edX-learner


As a business owner and PhD student, there are a number of specific skills I still use either with clients or in my life. You can always find a way to use what you learn in some way.
Meet Danaka


The material I am learning in the MicroMasters program is useful every single day and has helped me become very effective in a leadership role.
Meet Javier


“A month after completing the MicroMasters program, I started my new role with increased responsibility and a significant pay bump.”
Meet Mia

How a MicroMasters® Program Works


Explore a New Skill

An easy, attainable way for you to start learning about a new topic.

Learn Great Things at Your Own Pace

Complete each course, whenever and wherever you choose - this is mastery made flexible!

Get a Degree

Build towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or earn a full master’s degree.

Advance Your Career

Gain relevant skills to up your game at work in a career-focused program.

Or Pursue a Full Master's Degree

Apply to the university that accepts your MicroMasters program certificate for credit and, if accepted, the certificate will accelerate your degree.

Choose Your MicroMasters® Program

Computer Science

Business Management

Data Analysis & Statistics


Economics & Finance


Social Sciences

Public Health

Education & Teacher Training




Frequently Asked Questions

No, earning a MicroMasters program certificate does not guarantee admission to a full master's degree program.

The number of credits offered varies across MicroMasters programs. Each university determines the number of credits the MicroMasters program certificate will count as towards the on-campus degree.

While earning a MicroMasters program certificate will give you the tools to excel in the industry and area of focus of the program, it does not guarantee you an interview or job. You can share your program certificate on your LinkedIn page and resume to demonstrate your accomplishments and highlight your knowledge.

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