Certificate

User Experience Strategy

Effectively moving an audience relies on both communication and technology, with user experience at the center of it all. In this graduate certificate program, you’ll dig deep into user experience as you learn to think critically and strategically about ways to be agile across all communication platforms. Build skills in managing cross-functional teams that can defend decisions related to technology, marketing, and communication using data from user experience analysis.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 15
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
4 Course Certificate
Tuition
$11,680
Time
As few as 6 months
6 Course Certificate
Tuition
$17,520
Time
As few as 12 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Assess the use and implications of user experience design across channels.


Analyze the strategy and execution of interactive experiences.


Use user journey data to measure and inform decisions across digital platforms and communication channels.

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate in User Experience Strategy requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses)

4
Concentration Courses

Sample Schedule

Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 0 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 3 3 0 0

Take a Course Before You Apply


We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of User Experience Strategy


UX/UI professional job growth is expected to rise 14.9% over the next decade, according to Dice.


Consumer expectations are requiring companies to invest in user experience in order to compete, according to CMO.


Of the companies not conducting user experience testing, almost three-quarters will be doing so in the immediate future, putting UX professionals in high demand, according to ExperienceDynamics.

Job Titles

Digital Project Manager
User Experience Lead
UX Project Lead
Usability Tester
Visual Designer
Usability Analyst
UX Strategist

Usability Analyst Salary: National Average

$69,035
(Glassdoor)

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

Advisory Board

Our programs our developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.

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Megan Castle
Communications Manager, Department of Transportation
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Erin Iwata
VP, Digital Marketing Heinrich Marketing
Rich Khleif
Rich Khleif
Senior Director-Communications, Connections, & Customer, Insights Oracle
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Lora Ledermann
Scream Agency
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Andy Mountain
President, GBSM
Bob Noguiera
Bob Noguiera
Director Human Resources, West Division Comcast Cable
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Julie Reeves
Vice President Marketing, Rachio

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Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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