Future Students


HCDE offers the User-Centered Design Certificate program in conjunction with UW Professional & Continuing Education (PCE), which manages the application submission process.

After being admitted, students may elect to start the program any quarter except summer quarter.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree from a four-year, accredited institution, combined with a minimum of two years of full-time work experience in a related field.

How to Apply

The next application deadline is July 25, 2018, at 5 p.m. Decisions will be sent to all applicants no later than September 5th. 

Students apply for admission on the UW PCE website with the following materials:

  • A typed letter of application (250-word maximum) describing:
    • Relevant work experience and volunteer experience
    • Transferable skills, knowledge of the field and commitment to professional growth
  • A resume listing education and applicable experience
  • One set of (official or unofficial) transcripts for each school indicated on your resume

Please submit all application materials to the UW PCE Registration Office

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