Degree Options: User Experience Design Concentration | Kent State University

Degree Options: User Experience Design Concentration

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University offers learning opportunities for students, scholars and professionals interested in a career in user experience design.

Master of Science

The Master of Science concentration in user experience design prepares you to take a leadership role in this exciting, emerging profession.

Dual Degree Options

Kent State University allows students to work on two degrees concurrently and to double-count up to 12 credit hours between any two programs. This dual degree designation requires admission to each program (separately) and approval from each program to share the credits.  See the Graduate Catalog for more detailed information on the dual degree policy.

If you choose to pursue a dual degree option after you have already started in one program, you will complete a separate application for the second program. This decision should be made prior to the end of the second semester of the first program. For example, if you area admitted to Program 1 in the fall semester, you must complete the application for admissions to Program 2 prior to the end of the following spring semester.

MASTER OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE / MASTER OF SCIENCE

A dual degree provides enhanced employment options in a wide variety of settings. Students may choose to pursue a dual degree by combining a Master of Library and Information Science and a Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) with a concentration in user experience design (for those admitted under catalog year 2015-2016 and onward). A combination of library and information science with user experience design can lead to opportunities as a user experience librarian and user experience designer in organizations whose essential function involves managing and disseminating information. 

COMBINED BACHELOR'S-MASTER'S DEGREE

In addition to combining degrees at the graduate level, the university allows undergraduates to apply for early admission to a master's program. Undergraduate students at Kent State can apply for early admission to a SLIS graduate program and apply up to 12 credit hours of graduate coursework toward completion of their undergraduate degree as they pursue a combined bachelor's-master's degree.