Master of Science in User-Centered Design

Improve experiences by focusing on the human factor.

In the most successful apps, devices and software, form follows function. That's why demand has skyrocketed for user experience design experts.

By earning your MS in User-Centered Design online from Brandeis GPS, you'll study at the intersection of psychology, creativity and technology. While other programs focus primarily on design aesthetics, we explore the science of human behavior to gain a deeper understanding of user experience (UX) and engagement principles.

Leading practitioners in the field will teach you to:

You'll graduate with a portfolio showcasing your skills, empowering you to advance in your organization or launch a new career improving digital products, websites and software applications.

Courses and Requirements

Full-time OR part-time | Fully online | Financially accessible

Your 30-credit User-Centered Design MS program includes required courses covering the fundamentals of user experience design along with the psychology, processes and leadership traits involved. Electives allow you to go deeper into areas of interest, including web development, project management and design of emerging technologies to round out your skillset.

Complete your degree within one year. View the course sequence options.

The User-Centered Design Industry

Growing demand for improved experiences

App, website and device markets continue to grow exponentially, creating intense competition and the need for user experience design specialists across nearly all industries. A recent study on LinkedIn ranked UX design fifth on its top 10 list of hard skills companies needed most for 2020. Demand is only expected to increase.

Meet Our Featured Faculty

Learn from leaders in user-centered design.

Respected professionals working in the user-centered design field teach all courses. You’ll benefit from their real-world experiences as well as their connections that can help you meet your career goals.

Eva Kaniasty, MS
Program Chair of User-Centered Design
User Experience Design Consultant, Slipper Studios
Candra Gill
Senior User Experience Architect, Home Depot
Diana Hubbard
Group Design Manager, Blizzard Entertainment
Jennifer Sullivan McGinn
Senior Director of UX, CA Technologies