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.
The 2023 application deadline has now closed. The 2024 application will be available in June 2024 for a July 2024 deadline.
Students apply for admission by submitting the following materials.
- A typed response (500-word maximum) to these prompts:
- How have your prior experiences (in or outside the workplace) prepared you for this program and the UX field?
- How will the Certificate in User-Centered Design help you reach your longer-term goals?
- A resume listing education and applicable experience.
- One set of (official or unofficial) transcripts for each school indicated on your resume.
English proficiency requirements
If you are a non-native English speaker, you'll need to meet the following minimum test scores:
- 106 on TOEFLiBT (including 26 Speaking sub-score)
- 623 on TOEFLPBT
- 263 on TOEFLCBT
- 7.5 on IELTS (including 7 Speaking sub-score)
Applicants may include unofficial TOEFL scores with their application materials to demonstrate English language proficiency.
This exam requirement is waived if the applicant holds a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution where all instruction is in English. Refer to Policy 3.2.1 for additional information.
To enroll, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions for International Students.