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Can I get a degree for studying courses on OpenCourseWare?

MIT OpenCourseWare provides this guide for informational purposes only. You cannot receive a degree, a certificate, or any kind of credit for your study of courses on OCW.


What are the prerequisites to use MIT OpenCourseWare materials?

Because MIT OpenCourseWare is not a distance-learning, credit-bearing, or degree-granting initiative, there are no prerequisites to use MIT OpenCourseWare materials. To learn about MIT’s curriculum visit the curriculum guide.


Can I get a certificate for a course I took at MIT?

Except for students admitted to MIT and enrolled at the Institute, MIT does not authorize the granting of any kind of degree, certificate, or other recognition for participation in or completion of any course of study based on or using published MIT course materials.


What is OpenCourseWare (OCW)?

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) makes the course materials that are used in the teaching of almost all MIT’s undergraduate and graduate subjects available on the Web, free of charge, to any user anywhere in the world. Available online at, OCW is a large-scale, Web-based publication of MIT course materials.


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