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EdX Adds New MicroMasters Programs

March 1, 2017

Massive open online course provider edX on Tuesday expanded its lineup of MicroMasters programs, which let students study online to earn a certificate showing graduate-level work and, if they choose, transfer to an in-person program to complete a master's degree. EdX on Tuesday added 16 such programs created by several new university partners, including Boston University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania. The programs, in fields such as data science and analytics, computer science, and engineering, are set to launch this spring.

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Carl Straumsheim

Carl Straumsheim, Technology Correspondent, joined Inside Higher Ed in 2013. He got his start in journalism as a video game blogger for Norway's third largest paper, Dagbladet, at age 15, and has since dabbled in media criticism, investigative reporting and political coverage. Straumsheim (pronounced STROMS-hyme) boasts that he once received a perfect score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, which enabled him to pursue a bachelor's degree in English from LaGrange College and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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