M.S. in User Experience and Interaction Design

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of careers can a User Experience & Interaction Design graduate look to achieve?

Graduating students find a wide range of careers with limitless possibilities for specialization in the field of interaction design. Some of the careers most commonly establish include:

  • Interaction Design
  • User Experience Design
  • User Research
  • Usability Analysis
  • Information Architecture
  • Digital Project Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Mobile Application Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Front End Web Development
  • Interactive Design
  • Web & Multimedia Design


How do I apply?

Philadelphia University subscribes to a “rolling admissions” policy. Rolling admissions means that there is no set application deadline. For more information contact the Office of Admissions directly. You can apply online by clicking here.


Is there a portfolio requirement as part of the admissions process?

Yes, there is a portfolio requirement as part of admissions process for incoming graduate students at Philadelphia University. For more information, contact admissions or the program director. In addition, there is a portfolio requirement to exit the program, as a portfolio is a required component to graduate from the M.S. Interactive Design & Development program.


What type of degree is offered in Interactive Design & Development program?

The User Experience & Interaction Design curriculum culminates with a Master of Science degree.


Do I need to bring a computer? What kind?

Students entering Philadelphia University are required to have their own mobile computer (examples include: laptop, net­book, iPad, etc). While these computers are not meant to replace the specialized hardware and software students will use as part of their coursework, these devices will permit students to work virtually anywhere on campus—allowing for even greater integration of technology into the instructional experience.

Please review the system and software recommendations and requirements by clicking here to determine if your current device meets our minimum requirements or to help guide you through the purchase of a new machine. Please focus on our basic requirements: mobility, web browsing, email access, and the capability to use word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.

Philadelphia University is committed to supporting the computer labs in the classrooms with up-to-date hardware and the latest industry-standard software. 


How do I get to campus?

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