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 admissions@pratt.edu. For all other inquiries, contact the School of Information at 212.647.7682 or si@pratt.edu. For more information, you may also request a catalog and sign-up to attend an information session.