Master's Concentration

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.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
January 4
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Master's Degree
Tuition
$35,040
Time
As few as 18 months
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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.

Curriculum

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.

4
Core Courses
5
Concentration Courses
3
Elective Courses

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.

Sample Schedule

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.

Time to Completion
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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


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.

Job Titles

Lead UX Content Strategist
Sr. Product Manager UX
Group Marketing Manager
User Experience Manager

User Experience Manager Salary: National Average

$119,706
(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 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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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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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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