MIT ReACT Programs

Read About MIT ReACT's Program Offerings

The Certificate Program in Computer and Data Science (CDSP)

Applications Now Open

MITx MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP)

Applications for the ReACT Track are Now Closed


The origins of MIT ReACT

The MIT ReACT Certificate Program is part of the MIT ReACT Hub, an initiative that was launched in May 2017 when the challenge of refugee education was presented at MIT SOLVE. Professor Admir Masic and now Vice Chancellor Ian Waitz championed the creation of a center at MIT to design and deploy new learning opportunities for displaced populations around the world. Driven by his own experience as a refugee, Prof. Masic has inspired a collection of related projects to come together as a community to address this growing crisis. Their initiative was quickly supported by the leadership of Hala Fadel, Thomas Ermacora, and Riccardo Sabatini. The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan-Arab Region is ReACT’s inaugural Seed Partner and serves as its logistics support. Learn more.

MIT ReACT Programs

ReACT Certificate in Computer and Data Science Program

In January 2018, MIT ReACT Hub launched its first program in Jordan with a certificate in Computer and Data Science. The first class of students is progressing through the online learning portion of the program, mastering MIT edX courses in Computer Science and Data Analytics. As ReACT students are beginning their professional paid internships, we are gearing up to launch another application period for this certificate program, starting September 2018. Learn More.

ReACT DEDP MicroMasters

MIT ReACT in partnership with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) has launched a new track in the MITx MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP). Following an application process beginning in June 2018, ReACT sponsored  a select group of refugee students enrolled in the DEDP Program, by providing free access to (1) the five online MicroMasters courses, (2) in-person workshops in  entrepreneurship, innovation, and professional development, and (3) paid internships in the development field. Like the Computer and Data Sciences Program, the ReACT track within the DEDP MicroMasters will offer a blended model specifically designed to meet the needs of refugees and other displaced persons. It is our goal to use these program features to enable refugee learners to advance both their education and professional careers in an accessible manner. Applications for the current ReACT DEDP track are closed, please join our mailing list for up-to-date information.

Meet the team

Admir Masic
Faculty Founder
Gillian Walsh
Academic Coordinator
Fadi Atieh
Program Support