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Certificate Students

Graduate Certificate in User Centered Design students receive course registration information after being admitted to the program. The deadline for the first-term course fee is two weeks before the class begins.

Applying Credits Toward the MS Degree

Before beginning classes, we suggest that students apply for Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) status, allowing the 12 graduate credits to later transfer toward a graduate degree. GNM status must be established prior to enrolling. More »

Courses & Scheduling

Certificate courses focuses on usability studies, user-centered design theories, visual communication, information visualization, and web design. Most students complete the certificate within four quarters. More »

Completing the Graduate Certificate in User Centered Design

Students earn the certificate upon successful completion of four of the six courses in the program: one autumn course, two in winter quarter, one in spring or summer quarter. Students submit a Certificate Completion Form to receive a hard copy of the certificate. More »


POLICY NOTE: Any student admitted into the Graduate Certificate in User Centered Design program who does not achieve a minimum final grade of 2.7 in any class will be withdrawn from the program at the end of that quarter and unable to complete the Certificate. The program is unable to offer the opportunity to retake a class.