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Many professionals currently working in IT, web development, digital marketing and computer science share the belief that the way people experience design is critical to the success of any creation. These experts represent a growing movement of designers who seek to produce technologies that adapt to the user rather than attempt to force behavioral change.
As a student in the Brandeis GPS User-Centered Design program, you'll learn alongside working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals. The program will equip you to:
The 30-credit User-Centered Design degree has seven required courses and three electives. Required courses provide students with a focused education surrounding fundamental topics in the field, while electives build upon specific professional skillsets and allow students to enrich and round out their studies.
Below is a sample User-Centered Design curriculum. Please note that available courses are subject to change.
Professionals specializing in user-centered design are in high demand. In fact, CNN Money has identified user-centered design jobs as #14 on their nationwide list of top jobs. Additionally, Glassdoor cites user-centered design positions within their list of the top 25 "Highest Paying Jobs with the Most Openings Right Now.”
Leading organizations that are currently hiring user-centered designers span multiple industries and include:
Students seeking a master's in this industry often hold job titles such as:
The program is 25% male and 75% female.
16 students are currently working toward their User-Centered Design degree.
The program launched in fall 2015.
“While a student at Brandeis, I discovered new opportunities and pathways for professional growth that I never realized existed.”
— Theresa Harrigan, Class of 2015
Our User-Centered Design faculty understand the challenges of modern industry. Whether they’re developing technologies for higher education communities or advocating for design innovation, they structure their GPS curriculum to draw on real-world expertise and connections that ultimately help our students advance their career goals. Here is a sampling of our User-Centered Design faculty:
Visit the Rabb School faculty directory for a full list of Brandeis GPS faculty.
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Brandeis GPS is committed to giving you the support you need to succeed. From the moment you begin the application process to the day you graduate and beyond, our advising team is here to support you. Talk to an enrollment advisor today.
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