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User Experience and Interaction Design

Thomas Jefferson University

M.Sc. On Campus
18 months
Duration
1190 USD/credit
1190 USD/credit
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Tuition fee
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About

The Master of Science in User Experience and Interaction Design at Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University) is an 18-month to two-year on-campus program made up of 31-37 credits, depending on an applicant’s qualifications upon entering the program. 

Overview

The role of UX and IxD expands as digital technology allows for more and more innovative applications. We must create aesthetic, engaging and dynamic experiences for users to interact with in order to take full advantage of current and future technologies, and immerse users in media. For these reasons, a Master of Science in User Experience and Interaction Design degree at Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University) prepares graduates with the necessary skills to evolve the standards of communication and interaction.

To compete in today's growing market, professionals must have the tools necessary to approach each task effectively, including practical interactive knowledge, technological skills, development, production and post-production knowledge, visual communication skills and information literacy.

Graduates from the Master of Science in User Experience and Interaction program are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to fulfill many possible careers, such as:

  • Interaction Design
  • User Experience Design
  • User Research
  • Usability Analysis
  • Information Architecture
  • Digital Project Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Mobile Application Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Front End Web Development
  • Interactive Design
  • Web and Multimedia Design

Program Success

Recent graduates have found themselves in creative positions at a diverse range of companies from small to medium businesses and larger companies such as Comcast Interactive Media, QVC, Disney ABC Television Group, SAP, and NBCUniversal. Many graduates also find themselves seeking a fast-paced career in an agency environment. Rosetta, Digitas Health, Night Kitchen Media, Red Tettemer, AYC Media and Razorfish are just a few of the notable agencies where PhilaU graduates have expanded their professional careers.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Essentials of Interactive Design
  • Research & Design Process Methods
  • Digital Experience Design 
  • Mobile Communication Design 
  • Design Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Innovation Design
  • UXD Thesis Project Preparation 
  • Interactive Narrative/Drama 
  • Database Management/Scripting
  • UXD Internship OR Independent Study

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

To apply students must be able to provide:

  • Completed Application for Graduate Admissions
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • Current Resume/CV
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (may be emailed directly by recommenders)
  • A thoughtful essay, focused on the unique ways they anticipate contributing to this interdisciplinary program
  • Design portfolio, preferably in an interactive format. PDFs are accepted

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1190 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1190 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    1190 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1190 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

User Experience and Interaction Design
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Thomas Jefferson University

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