MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative

Healthcare Certificate

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

The Healthcare Certificate, offered to any student enrolled in an MIT degree program, is designed to create a community equipped to explore and test innovations that can yield measurable improvements in the healthcare system.The program is built on MIT’s culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, world-class 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 practical, hands-on industry experience students need to pursue health industry careers. Our students have gone on to positions from across the healthcare ecosystem, from healthcare consulting and delivery systems, to entrepreneurship, to work in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. Are you currently enrolled in an MIT degree program and interested in pursuing the certificate?  To enroll complete the Healthcare Certificate online form.



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.

Healthcare Lab (15.777) is our Action Learning course, and also has two prerequisites. To waive a prerequisite, fill out the prerequisite waiver form

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 in other MIT departments or at another university while enrolled at MIT. You may also request permission to use an Action Learning Lab in place of an elective, provided that the project is in healthcare and is approved by the Certificate Committee.  

Elective Offerings

Contact HSI

100 Main Street, E62-471  
Cambridge, MA 02142