User experience encompasses every aspect of the user's interaction with a product, service or company that make up the user's perceptions of the whole.
User experience as a discipline is concerned with all the elements that together make up that interface, including layout, visual design, text, brand, sound, and interaction. User experience works to coordinate these elements to allow for the best possible interaction by users. (Source: User Experience Professionals Association, Usability Body of Knowledge, Glossary)
The Master of Science in user experience (UX) is your ticket to an advanced degree in an exciting, emerging field.
The UX program at Kent State University is designed to prepare user experience professionals to work in agencies and within organizations and to immerse students in the following major components of the field: information architecture, usability, content strategy, organization of information, and user research. All courses are offered conveniently online.
Options for Study
- 36-credit hour Master of Science in User Experience.
- Informal dual degree between the Master of Science and any other graduate degree at Kent State (pending approval from both programs). For instance, the MS in User Experience can be a good combination with the Master of Library and Information Science. Contact the iSchool Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-672-2782 if you are interested in this option that allows students to share credits between two master's degrees.
- Ph.D. in Communication and Information
Learn more about this program's application requirements.