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Pace University MS Human Centered Design
Pace University

MS Human Centered Design

New York, USA

2 Years


Full time

15 Dec 2024

Sep 2025

USD 1,460 / per credit



The MS in Human-Centered Design blends art, design, psychology, and technology in a discipline that focuses on how people interact with machines. Whether you’re building smartphone apps, software for medical systems, business interfaces, or games, the user experience makes or breaks whether or not it’s successful.

The Value Proposition

  • Blend creativity with science in an exciting program that dives deep into what makes people fall in love with an app—or delete it immediately.
  • Get a thorough theoretical grounding in software design, the psychology of user experience, art theory, and much more in an interdisciplinary master’s program.
  • Prepare for an exciting and lucrative career in UX/UI. As more and more organizations recognize the essential role that design plays in technology, the job market for UX professionals is exploding.

Course Overview

The MS in HCD is built from a solid foundation of core courses aimed to train you in concepts and current practices in the world of user experience and design. A wealth of elective courses enable you to focus on your particular area of interest. Two recommended tracks are available for students who’d like to concentrate on development or design and evaluation.

Add Opportunities and Experiences

The MS in Human-Centered Design is an invitation for students to join a lively and collaborative community at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. With a thriving on-campus presence, Seidenberg offers a multitude of opportunities to all students looking to gain practical experience in their area of choice. Students in the program will have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty guidance, work in teams to prototype new products, and enjoy a huge range of internship and job opportunities. On top of that, you’ll meet an amazing network of fellow students and alumni who will become lifelong friends and collaborators.

The Seidenberg experience includes plenty of opportunities and experiences you won’t get at other places. For example, Seidenberg was the school first in the country to join the Design Factory Global Network—a consortium of 30+ research and engineering institutes worldwide with whom Pace students get to collaborate. Traveling to places like Finland, Geneva, Portugal, and Austria to build real products for paying companies is just part of the Seidenberg student experience with the New York City Design Factory.


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