Master's in User Experience Strategy
In our current engagement economy, effectively moving an audience lies at the intersection of communication and technology. In this master’s degree concentration, you will learn to think critically and strategically about the user experience in a way that enables greater innovative agility across all communication platforms. Gain skills to manage and direct cross-functional teams equipped to defend technology, marketing, and communication decisions using data generated from deep user journey and user experience analysis.
At a Glance
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Skills You'll Learn
Analyze the components and implications of user experience design across communication channels.
Use critical analysis to manage the strategy and execution of interactive experiences and how users are impacted by these experiences.
Analyze user-journey data to measure and inform decisions across platforms and channels.
Master of Arts in Communication Management with a concentration in User Experience Strategy requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Communication Management program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.
Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.
Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.
Interested in a graduate certificate?
Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in User Experience Strategy.
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.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of User Experience Strategy
Job growth for user experience professionals is expected to rise nearly 15% over the next 10 years, according to Dice.
Rising consumer expectations is forcing companies to invest in design and user experience, according to CMO.
Nearly three-quarters of companies not conducting user experience testing will be doing so in the next few years, putting UX professionals in high demand, according to ExperienceDynamics.
User Experience Manager Salary: National Average
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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.
Our programs are 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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