We are thrilled to announce that applications for the 3rd MIT ReACT Computer and Data Science Certificate Program are now open! Apply today!
The 2020-2021 Computer and Data Science Certificate Program will launch this September. The resilience and courage of our refugee learners has been and will continue to be a source of motivation and inspiration as we at MIT ReACT adjust to the challenges of our ever changing world.
Drawing upon the creativity and ingenuity of our students, for whom overcoming distance has always been the norm, we are committed to broadening the reach and improving the inclusivity of our programs through the entirely online delivery of MIT academic content, immersive virtual bootcamps, and internship and networking opportunities.
We are grateful for the generous support of the Western Union Foundation and other supporters for making the 2020 cohort possible.
About the Program
Learners in the 2020-2021 cohort of the MIT ReACT Computer and Data Science Certificate Program will be able to accelerate their education and careers through a blended learning program guided by four core pillars:
MicroCredentials: Learn foundational knowledge and skills in computer and data science through online MIT coursework.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Work with a global team of innovators in the MIT Innovation Leadership Bootcamp, an online program in entrepreneurial creativity, leadership, and problem solving.
Professional Internships: Advance your career through a paid onsite or remote internship with a member of our network of partnering organizations.
Networks: Join a robust network of university and industry leaders, peers, and others to open up new avenues of academic and professional development.
The ReACT agile model has been designed with consideration for the complex needs of refugees and internally displaced persons. We welcome applications from refugees and internally displaced persons from anywhere in the world. A significant number of positions in the 50 person cohort will be reserved for women and applicants of refugee or displaced status. In additions to refugee candidates, we encourage local citizens from low-income and underserved communities of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Colombia, and Uganda to apply. Admitted students must be at least 18 years of age or older.
Applicants that advance to the first round will complete a proctored online math examination (free of cost) to demonstrate the requisite analytical math skills needed for successful participation in the program. Applicants must also demonstrate a level of English fluency to complete course requirements.
Start Date: September 15, 2020
Please note that reliable access to a computer and internet is necessary for the completion of the program.