Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience

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Apply to the Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience Certificate program today at the College of Computing & Informatics. The deadlines for Spring 2023 are Wednesday, March 1, 2023 for Domestic On-Campus Students; Wednesday, February 1, 2023 for International On-Campus Students; and Monday, March 6, 2023 for all Online Students (Domestic and International). The deadlines for Fall 2023 are Sunday, August 27, 2023 for Domestic On-Campus Students; Tuesday, June 13, 2023 for International On-Campus Students; and Tuesday, August 22, 2022 for all Online Students (Domestic and International).

Who is the Human-Computer Interaction & UX Certificate program for?

Drexel College of Computing & Informatics' Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience (HCI/ UX) program provides foundations and practical skills for professionals who want to design and evaluate a wide variety of user experiences and computer interfaces.

To qualify for this HCI/ UX courses, applicants do not need a degree in HCI/ UX and can have a bachelor’s degree from any discipline, though it is also ideal for tech professionals who encounter user experience and design problems in the course of their jobs, but who have not had opportunities for formal training. 

This certificate can be combined with other certificates and/or courses to create the Master of Science degrees listed below.

Fast Facts

Number of Courses

4 (12 quarter credits)

Credits/full certificate can be applied to create what master’s degrees?

MS Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning; MS Computer Science; MS in Information - Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience Major; MS in Information - Library and Information Science Major (ALA accredited)

Time-to-completion

1 year

Format

On campus or online

Time Commitment

Full-time or part-time

Aid eligible

No

Tech experience required?

No

GRE required?

No

Curriculum

IMPORTANT NOTE: Drexel operates on the quarter, not semester, system, offering classes during four 10-week terms throughout the year. 

Whether or not you have an educational or professional background in the tech field, the human computer interaction certificate provides the comprehensive knowledge you need to know to help make technology more useful, efficient and/or accessible for people and organizations.

The curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of human-computer interaction topics, including design thinking, user experience research methods, and the theoretical and practical applications of design on human-computer interfaces and includes:

  • Three required courses
  • One elective course to customize the certificate

Please visit Drexel’s Course Catalog for a full description of each required and elective course for this program. You can also find a sample Plan of Study for the certificate.

Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application for the online format or on-campus format.
  • A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended. Please note: For students who have attended an institution outside of the US, it is highly recommended to submit a NACES approved course-by-course transcript evaluation (i.e., WES) for expedited review of your application. This approved evaluation will take the place of the transcript requirement to complete your application.
  • One letter of recommendation required, two recommended (academic, professional, or both).
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose (approximately 500 words).
  • Current Resume.
  • Additional requirements for International Students.

Please visit our Graduate Admissions page for all deadlines.

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Be in touch with us to get answers to all your questions! We can connect you with a Recruitment Specialist, one of our Graduate Dean’s Ambassadors, or a faculty member to help. Contact Graduate Recruitment Specialist Amanda Tessler and/or Director of Recruitment Matt Lechtenberg at cciinfo@drexel.edu and we’ll get back to you soon.

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