Interaction and User Experience Design, M.A. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
M.A. On Campus

Interaction and User Experience Design

12 months
25642 USD/year
25642 USD/year
11680 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The professional MA in Design degree with a concentration in Interaction and User Experience Design at the University of Kansas educates students in the theory, methods, and practices of interaction design.


About this Degree

It affords students the requisite professional knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform as interaction designers. The Interaction and User Experience Design program at the University of Kansas is developed for prospective students who already hold a related baccalaureate degree and who are seeking advanced study in a versatile, rapidly growing professional design discipline. Courses are offered at both the Lawrence and Edwards campuses to accommodate the needs of working professionals.

Interaction Design is the activity of researching and fashioning products, services, and systems that are useful, usable, and desirable to people. Interaction Design offers a human-centered approach to innovation, creatively mediating how businesses engage with customers and how brands and entire organizations can become more relevant in the marketplace. Broadly speaking, interaction design is the activity of defining the contextual behavior of artifacts, environments, and systems.

Applicants to the Interaction and User Experience Design concentration should have at least two years of full-time professional work experience in design or in a related field.

The Master’s student in Interaction and User Experience Design should evidence the ability to conduct original design research, translate research insights into actionable design inputs, and produce an interactive artifact of relevance and quality.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Philosophy of Design
  • Advanced Human Factors in Design
  • Advanced Design Methods
  • Service and User Experience Design
  • Design Scenarios and Simulations
  • Interaction Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application Fee
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Statement of design philosophy and approach
  • One unofficial copy of the transcript where the undergraduate degree was confirmed, and one copy of the transcript where any graduate degree/credit was earned (if applicable)
  • Three recommendations from people in a position to comment on your abilities and performance
  • A portfolio of your design work, or samples of written or other creative artifacts you have produced if your prior education or training was not in a design-related discipline.
  • Students must be in good standing with their graduate degree program in order to participate in the certificate program. A graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25642 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25642 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11680 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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