Part-time, 100% online
Do you love to work at the intersection of creativity, human psychology and technology? Are you constantly curious about the “human why”?
Declare your place at the leading edge of user experience with a MS in User-Centered Design. The 100% online curriculum is carefully designed to strike a balance of theory and practice in applying social and psychological principles to predict user experience.
With small classes with no more than 20 students, you will engage deeply with peers in analyzing human factors that influence user response. Brandeis University is ranked #35 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report, so you can be confident that you have earned a degree from one of the top universities in the country.
This program will prepare you to plan and drive UX strategy for a wide range of products and organizations. You will:
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.
Please note that available courses are subject to change.
Professionals specializing in user-centered design are in high demand. In fact, Glassdoor has identified UX Designer as #27 on their current list of best jobs in America.
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 39% male and 61% female.
24 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.
Learn more about our unique approach to online learning and what makes a Brandeis GPS education so engaging.