Professional development and lifelong learning

Mount Ida continuing education programs serve the diverse needs of students of all ages. Many of our own students and others currently attending other colleges and universities take summer classes to catch up or get ahead in their degree programs. Our continuing education team also welcomes working professionals from throughout the Boston area, who take classes to gain new job skills or switch careers. In addition, many local retirees seeking new adventures and lifelong learning take advantage of course auditing opportunities at Mount Ida.

Our continuing education programs also serve the needs of professionals in the dental hygiene, education and thanatology professions – with certificate and licensure programs that teach key skills for career growth.

We encourage you to try something new – for fun or your career – through Mount Ida continuing education. We’re sure you’ll feel at home as a member of inclusive community of students.

Summer classes: We offer both undergraduate and graduate courses. Your options include a variety of programs from applied sciences, business, design and social sciences and humanities academic programs with more than 60 courses. Learn more.

Continuing education programs for professionals: Dental, education and thanatology professionals can earn important certifications or licenses through Mount Ida’s continuing education programs.

Senior citizen audit program: We encourage lifelong learning for people, like you, in Newton and the greater Boston area. Mount Ida is a safe and welcoming place to audit college courses on a variety of topics. Learn more.