MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative

MIT Sloan students working on an Action Learning project at MGH.

The MIT Healthcare Certificate is open to any student enrolled in an MIT degree program. The program is built on MIT’s culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, innovative teaching, and rich action-learning experiences, and our students take full advantage of the opportunities provided by the Boston area’s world-class hospitals, biomedical companies, and biomedical investigators. The Certificate provides the foundational knowledge and hands-on industry experience students need to pursue health industry careers. Our students have gone on to positions across the healthcare ecosystem, from healthcare consulting and managing delivery systems, to entrepreneurship, to work in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

To enroll you must be a current MIT student; please complete the Healthcare Certificate enrollment form. Problems? Email us.


The Healthcare Certificate’s innovative curriculum and flexible structure allow you to explore specific health-related academic and career interests. To earn the Healthcare Certificate, you must complete the three required courses, as well as electives totaling at least nine units. Courses cannot be taken pass/fail, except for Pandemic-related passing grades (PE/NE grading).

Required courses


Our goal is to be flexible in approving electives, allowing you to pursue your specific interests in healthcare. You may request approval to participate in relevant courses at Sloan, as well as in other MIT departments. You may also request permission to use an Action Learning Lab or other project-based class in place of an elective, provided that the project is in healthcare.  

Pre-Approved Elective Offerings

Examples of Classes and Projects

Contact HSI

100 Main Street, E62-471  
Cambridge, MA 02142