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UX Certificate Program

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If you want to pursue advanced study but can't commit to a graduate degree program, a certificate offers an ideal solution. Bentley's UX Certificate program is one of the oldest and most respected programs of its kind in the country. The User Experience Certificate Program at Bentley University has educated thousands of UX professionals during the past 28 plus years.

The UX certificate serves a wide range of working professionals, including user experience designers and researchers, usability specialists, product managers, marketing specialists, developers, engineers, business analysts, and senior management.

An expert faculty and innovative curriculum are at the core of the UX certificate program. Take courses on the Bentley campus, on the web, or at your place of business. The certificate program aligns with the leading Bentley graduate program in Human Factors in Information Design (HFID) and our internationally recognized User Experience Center, to ensure a focus on the most current research, methods and market requirements. Currently, the fee is $1,250 per course. Each class has a limited enrollment. Click to view the Fall 2017 Course Catalog

New Student Information

Registration Form (*do not fill out a new Student Form if you have already registered for a previous course)

Certificate Course Listings

Fall Course Catalog


Register for the next Information Session, Wednesday, August 23, 2017 


Existing Student Information

Fall Course Registration

Fall Course Catalog

Course Registration Instructions

Grade Receipt, Unofficial Transcript, Official Transcript Information 


For Additional Program Information:

Boot Camp Registration

Certificate Structure  

Certificate Faculty

Certificate Course Listings

New Student Registration Form

Program Options

Payment, Cancellations, Withdrawls, Refunds Policy


If you have any questions about the UX Certificate Program please contact Lupe Stratton ( or 781-891-3167) 


Upcoming Fall UX Courses

IN900C.001 Human Factors and the User Experience (CRN  91022)

September 14-15, 2017, 9am-5pm EST

Instructor: Bill Gribbons
Classroom and Web Offering


IN935C.001 Designing the User Experience (CRN 91023)

September 28-29, 2017, 9am-5pm EST

Instructor: Bill Hartman
Classroom and Web Offering


IN928C.001 Visualizing Information (CRN 91024)

October 12-13, 2017, 9am-5pm EST

Instructor: Kirsten Robinson
Classroom and Web Offering


IN961C.01 Measuring User Engagement (CRN 91025)

October 19-20, 2017, 9am-5pm EST

Instructor: Shmuel Bollen
Classroom and Web Offering


IN930C.001 Managing a User Experience Group (CRN 91026)

October 26-27, 2017, 9am-5pm EST

Instructor: Bill Gribbons
Classroom and Web Offering


IN963C.001 Introduction to Service Design and Journey Mapping (CRN 91027)

November 2-3, 2017, 9am-5pm EST

Instructor: Bill Albert and Guest Speaker: Vandhana Bhaskaran
Classroom and Web Offering


IN929C.001 Field Methods and User Research (CRN 91028)

November 16-17, 2017, 9am-5pm EST

Instructor: Demetrios Karis
Classroom and Web Offering


IN964C.001 Content Strategy (CRN 91029)

December 7-8, 2017, 9am-5pm EST

Instructor: Chris LaRoche
Classroom and Web Offering


IN923C.001 Designing for Accessibility (CRN 91030)

December 14-15, 2017, 9am-5pm EST

Instructor: Pete McNally
Classroom and Web Offering


UX Certificate Program Testimonials

"As an Interaction Designer, Bentley’s UX Boot Camp allowed me to participate in workshops that provided new insights on how to tackle design challenges while at the same time exposing me to the complete product lifecycle. It was great work with such a diverse range of participants, this added to the richness of the experience and made the sessions very interesting. The five-day program themes are well organized and executed. The instructors were a pleasure to work with, as well as experts in the subject matter. "

Eny G. Hathaway Interactive Designer - UX, Kronos Incorporated

“Completing the User Experience Certification Program provided me with up-to-date research technology and methodologies which I’m able to implement in my current role. The teaching staff is excellent and are experts in their field, often having the class solve real design and usability issues. I often recommend this program to my teammates and colleagues and highly recommend it for anyone trying to improve their user experience skills”

Jean Blankenburg – Sr. Researcher, Dell Inc.


“I have been creating designs for years, but after completing the User Experience Certificate Program at Bentley University, I now embrace the user perspective.  Instead of the most expedient, esthetically pleasing, or cost-effective model, I now approach design using profiles, scenarios, ethnographic data, usability testing, and analysis of underlying causes.  Now I view almost every experience from the user perspective.”

Eleanor Tunney


"One of the things I appreciated most about the Bentley University User Experience Certificate Program training was its flexibility to accommodate me at different points in my career and in my involvement with UX. I feel like at any point I was able to plug into the program, I was getting timely and useable information, presented by experts, using real-world examples, with room for my own real-life questions and projects. I appreciated the different forms in which the information can be taken -- the Master's Degree, Certificate Program, User Experience Boot Camp, and individual courses. The administrative support I received during my long participation (and eventual graduation) from the program was superb."

Virginia Adams - Principal Technical Writer, Airvana