User experience and usability

University of Missouri-Columbia
Graduate certificate
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The user experience and usability graduate certificate from MU can help you expand your knowledge of human-centered design. If you have a technology background and want to design tools that help people achieve their goals, this could be the program for you.

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Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in user experience and usability


University of Missouri-Columbia

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

College of Education & Human Development | School of Information Science and Learning Technologies

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Credit hours


Estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Potential benefits for careers in

  • App and web development
  • Archives and museums
  • Computer science and information technology
  • Content strategists and journalists
  • Visual designers
  • Library science
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Median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: No campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. If you study part time and take one course each semester, you will complete the program in just over one year.

Course work includes

  • Basic concepts of interaction design
  • Usability engineering and prototyping principles
  • Learning and performance based technologies
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Creating a portfolio demonstrating your mastery of user experience and usability competencies


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

1+ years

Typical course load

1 class per semester


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The College of Education and Human Development is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies