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:
- Use research to inform design of intuitive UX solutions.
- Incorporate design thinking, agile development and other industry trends into your work.
- Present your designs with evidence-based rationales.
- Collaborate with product owners, managers and other internal stakeholders.
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.
*Received official STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) designations
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.