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Applied Cognitive Psychology - User Experience

24 months
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
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Applied Cognitive Psychology - User Experience from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) offers you training in cognitive psychology research and theory, with a focus on how human information processing informs the design of products and services.


Applied Cognitive Psychology - User Experience from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) introduces you to an empirical approach that puts human needs, cognitive capabilities, and behavior first, and then designs to accommodate them. 

Program Highlights:

  • This Applied Cognitive Psychology - User Experience 48-unit terminal MA program from Claremont Graduate University will train you in three critical domains: cognitive psychology, user experience, and research methods and statistics.
  • A unique feature of this program is the practice component: you will be required to do either a field internship or a practicum project in human-centered design, to be completed as an independent study project with a core faculty member in the program.
  • You will have the unique opportunity to work in the CGU Game Lab, where you will design and build an interactive game as part of a transdisciplinary team.
  • UX researchers are highly employable, and land jobs at companies across a broad range of industries, from tech to healthcare. Read the Nielsen Norman Group report on UX careers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods 
  • Intermediate Statistics 
  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) 
  • Applied Multiple Regression 
  • Categorical Data Analysis 
  • User Experience Design & Strategy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Applicants who feel that their Grade Point Averages do not adequately represent their ability to succeed in a graduate program may find it helpful to submit GRE scores for consideration.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $80 Application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Financial Statement or Proof
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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