The Graduate Certificate in Usability offers a flexible, practical pathway to gain experience in the rapidly growing field of usability and user experience.
Duration of Program
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Meets F1 Visa Requirements
A wide variety of industries—from computer software and hardware to biomedical and government agencies—recognize the importance of usability. As a result, there has been an increase in the demand for people with this knowledge. The Graduate Certificate in Usability provides you with the opportunity to learn about the top in-demand skills in this field, including usability testing, prototyping, and information architecture. You can also choose from focused electives that emphasize practical assignments to help get you up to speed with this rapidly growing field.
Offered 100% online
Students can start any quarter, and can complete the program in as little as two quarters
Flexible learning pathway; choose the electives that suit your learning objectives
Emphasis on gaining practical experience with the latest usability tools and techniques
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-50 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations of the program; please be aware that the university's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
*International deadlines are only applicable if the program is F1 compliant.
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