Certificate in User-Centered Design

Create Technology Experiences That Delight


Program Details

  • Location: UW Seattle
  • Duration: 8-9 months
  • Cost: $11,700 (estimated)

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About this Program

You can tell almost immediately when a website or app has been designed with the user in mind — it’s intuitive, appealing and effective. As technology firms and other organizations recognize the importance and business value of a great user experience, the demand for UX designers has soared.

In this four-course graduate certificate program, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of the core principles of user-centered design. We’ll explore how usability studies and interaction design can influence web design and product development, and look at the latest innovations in the field. Acquire the in-depth knowledge and skills you need to craft your career in this dynamic profession.

▸ Related Article: How to Become a User Experience Designer


Professionals with experience in design, software development, product development or product marketing who want to get intensive training in UX design. 

Earn Credit Toward Your Master’s Degree

By completing this certificate program, you can earn up to 12 graduate credits toward degree requirements should you later be accepted into the Master of Human Centered Design & Engineering. To use these credits, you must obtain graduate nonmatriculated status before you register for the first course of the certificate program. 

Learn More

This program is offered by the UW Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE). For more information and to apply, visit the HCDE’s User-Centered Design Certificate page.


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