Top 4 FAQ about the MicroMasters Credential

Did you hear the news? This past September, we created a new online MicroMasters credential. We launched with 14 global university partners to create a series of graduate level courses to advance careers in the most in-demand fields. Offered in subjects ranging from artificial intelligence (from ColumbiaX) to cybersecurity (from RITx), business management (from IIMBx) and more, MicroMasters courses are created by esteemed edX university partners, valued by top companies and linked to specific career outcomes.

Along the way, our learner community has asked a few questions about the programs and what they entail. We wanted to answer your most frequently asked questions about the MicroMasters programs to help you begin learning today.

Question 1: Is the MicroMasters credential transferable to any school for credit?

In most instances, it will only be the institution offering the MicroMasters program that will grant credit. There are some schools beginning to offer credit for other university’s MicroMasters programs (if this is the case it is listed on the MicroMasters program detail page.) To find out which universities are offering credit, visit each program’s page.  


Question 2: Does completion of a MicroMasters credential guarantee admission to a university Master’s program?

Earning a MicroMasters credential does not guarantee admission to a full Master’s program. If you apply and are accepted into the on-campus or online degree program that is associated with your MicroMasters program, the MicroMasters credential will count toward the degree. MicroMasters credentials are also a valuable addition to academic portfolios as the credential offers a pathway to credit.

To successfully earn a MicroMasters credential you must finish all courses/capstones with passing grades (determined by each university) and earn Verified Certificates for each course. Please contact the university or visit the Master’s Degree page on the institution’s website to identify eligibility requirements to apply to the Master’s program.

Question 3: Would taking a MicroMasters program, like the Supply Chain MicroMasters program, help get me a job?  

All MicroMasters programs are career oriented, created by top universities, and recognized by leading employers. While earning a MicroMasters credential does not guarantee a job, adding this credential to your resume or C.V. signals to potential employers that you have gained the critical knowledge and in-demand skills to stand out in your field. For example, the Supply Chain Management program at MIT is the #1 supply chain program in the world, and the MicroMasters program is endorsed by industry leaders at Walmart.

Question 4: How much does a MicroMasters program cost?

To receive a MicroMasters credential you need to enroll in the Verified Certificate track in each of the MicroMasters courses in the series. The prices can vary across courses and specific MicroMasters programs, but generally, range between $600-$1,400 per program. You can find the prices on the individual course pages or the specific program page.


Do you have a question that we didn’t address? Feel free to contact our learner support team here and they’ll get back to you with more information.

Now, what are you waiting for? Start your MicroMasters journey today!