M.Sc. Online

User-Centered Design

Brandeis University

12 months
53498 USD/year
53498 USD/year
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In the most successful apps, devices and software, form follows function. That's why demand has skyrocketed for user experience design experts. The User-Centered Design program is offered at Brandeis University.


About this Degree

By earning your MS in User-Centered Design online from Brandeis University, 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.

Programme Structure


  • User Experience Design
  • Cognitive and Social Psychology of User-Centered Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Research Methods
  • Design Ideation and Prototyping
  • Capstone in User-Centered Design
  • Web Development Technologies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Send official transcript(s) from every college or university attended. You must have a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent.
  • Include an updated resume depicting your current and recent work history.
  • Your statement of goals should contain at least 500 words.
  • We require one letter of recommendation from a current supervisor, manager or employer who can assess your workplace performance.

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