Online Master of Science in User Experience
Arizona State University’s Master of Science in user experience (UX) program is a collaboration between three programs: human systems engineering (human-centered research), graphic information technology (user-centered design) and technical writing and communication (audience-centered information delivery). This program’s holistic approach provides you with a unique, interdisciplinary education experience.
Next start date: 05/16/2024
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What makes ASU Online’s master’s in UX stand out?
User experience (UX) focuses on the design, development and evaluation of products and services that are useful, usable and desirable. In this rapidly growing field, UX professionals need skills in research, analysis, design and communication to effectively lead teams and collaborate with clients and technical personnel.
This master’s in UX is project-based and beneficial for practitioners looking to develop practical skills in the industry. This degree is unique in that it’s a collaboration between three key programs: human systems engineering, graphic information technology and technical writing and communication. Many similar programs prepare you for one of the areas, but not all three. This holistic approach to user experience teachings sets you apart from counterparts lacking this education experience.
What will I learn in an online master’s in UX program?
The online master’s in UX addresses user experience research, design, content development, communication, tone of voice and evaluation of all interfaces, components and products with which end users interact. This includes hardware and software user interfaces, informational products and identifying user needs, tasks, procedures, capabilities and limitations when using technology and interacting with information.
Examples of interfaces you'll learn to optimize for user experience include:
User experience master’s degree courses
The core curriculum for this online master’s in UX program focuses on systems engineering, technical communication, design, principles of user experience and more. You’ll also choose two elective courses that best fit your career aspirations and specialized interests. Upon graduation, you’ll know how to research user needs, identify criteria for successful products and refine services through usability testing and evaluation methods. Courses may include:
Cross-Media Design Solutions
Foundations of Human Systems Engineering
Fundamentals of Technical Communication
Methods and Tools in Human Systems Engineering
Usability and User Experience
Content Management and Topic-Based Authoring
Global Issues in Technical Communication
What jobs can I get with a user experience master’s degree?
User experience skills are increasingly valued by employers. Due to the combination of user-centered research, design and communication, this online master’s in UX prepares you to lead and contribute to teams that are constantly improving products and the lives of their users. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for jobs in a variety of areas, including user experience, design research, human-computer interaction, interface design, interaction design, digital visualization design and usability testing. Potential career paths include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
Applicants to the Master of Science in user experience online program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
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