• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $3,000 (not eligible for Coursera for Minnesota program)
  • Credential
    Coursera MasterTrack Certificate
  • Admission GPA
    Undergraduate education or professional UX design experience
  • Application Deadlines
    Early Action I: November 1 | Early Action II: December 1 | Regular: January 1
  • Campus
    Twin Cities
  • College
    College of Design

User experience (UX) design is an in-demand field that requires a holistic understanding of the design process. Offered by the University of Minnesota in partnership with Coursera, this certificate is intended for those with a record of undergraduate education or professional experience related to UX design. During four graduate-level courses, you will integrate creative research and UX design techniques by completing hands-on projects, and collaborating with peers, researchers, and practitioners from the vibrant Twin Cities design community. You also will benefit from timely feedback, live sessions, and lectures by design leaders from businesses such as US Bank, 3M, and more. By the end of the course, you will have gained a deeper understanding of the holistic design process, and be able to apply design theories to projects, and concepts of visual literacy to designs, plans, and proposals. Learning both the artful and the scientific skills for conducting, implementing, and evaluating UX design and research will prepare you to solve real-world problems and collaborate with innovative researchers and practitioners.

This Mastertrack Certificate takes approximately four months to complete and requires six to eight hours of study per week. After you have successfully completed your MasterTrack coursework, you will receive an official certificate and may apply to the University of Minnesota’s Master of Science in Human Factors and Ergonomics or the Graphic Design track of the Design Graduate Program. If admitted, the credit from your MasterTrack Certificate will count toward the graduate program and help accelerate your path to the degree.

Mastertrack Certificate courses may not be taken individually nor is the certificate eligible for free access by University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff.