Apply a user-centered perspective to the design and evaluation of interactive technologies.

Student work

The Advanced Certificate in User Experience consists of 12 credits (four 3-credit courses): two required courses and two elective courses, which must be completed with a B average or better. The program can be taken as a stand-alone program or within the School of Information's MSLIS, including the MSLIS dual-degree, MS in Data Analytics and Visualization and MS in Museums and Digital Culture programs.

By the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and describe key principles of User Experience, such as: be empathetic and respectful of users; adopt a user-centered design process that emphasizes evaluation and iteration; and, strive to make digital interfaces understandable and emotionally engaging.

  2. Select and apply appropriate design and evaluation methods to improve the experience of interacting with digital tools; and

  3. Create professional-quality reports and other deliverables, using appropriate tools, to effectively communicate design and evaluation insights to stakeholders.

Through their coursework, students build a digital portfolio demonstrating their preparedness to do practical UX work in a variety of roles and settings. For a sample of student work and course projects, please visit the User Experience @ Pratt website

See User Experience, Advanced Certificate Curriculum Overview and Academic Requirements

Questions? For admissions inquiries, please contact Graduate Admissions at 718.636.3514 or For all other inquiries, contact the School of Information at 212.647.7682 or For more information, you may also request a catalog and sign-up to attend an information session.