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The UX Certificate

Real-World Design In Practice

Spring 2023 Schedule

In order to provide a variety of course offerings each semester, elective courses are offered once a year (on either the Fall or Spring schedule). The three required courses to complete the UX Certificate, (UX 900 Human Factors and the User Experience, UX 930 Leading a User Experience Team, and UX 922 Usability Testing) fill up quickly, so please register ahead of time.

Information Session
January 26, 2023; 6p (EST)

UX 923 Designing for Accessibility
February 16-17, 2023

Instructor: Peter McNally

UX 930 Leading a UX Team*
March 16-17, 2023

Instructor: James McElroy

UX 961 Emotions and the User Experience
March 23-24, 2023

Instructor: Shmuel Bollen

UX 963 Intro to Service Design and Journey Mapping
March 30-31, 2023

Instructor: Chris Hass

UX 944 Measuring the User Experience
April 6-7, 2023

Instructor: Darrell Penta

UX 964 Content Strategy
April 13-14, 2023

Instructor: Sarah Johnson

UX 900 Human Factors and the User Experience*
April 27-28, 2023

Instructor: Bill Gribbons

Course Registration Page

*Required courses to complete the UX Certificate

Leaders in the field of UX

Bentley University's User Experience Certificate program is the oldest and one of the most respected programs of its kind in the country. The program is designed for working professionals, with maximum flexibility to fit your busy schedule. Certificate program participants join a global network of UX professionals.

Building a solid foundation in behavioral design, user experience research and design, and project management, this certificate helps participants improve the performance of their product designs while enhancing their competitive positioning. Each class contributes to one or more pieces in your UX portfolio.

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Program Structure

Courses may be taken individually or applied towards a certificate awarded after completion of 9 courses, 3 of which are required (Human Factors and the User Experience, Usability Testing, & Leading a User Experience Team.) Courses can be taken in any order, and at your own pace.

Each course is a 2-day intensive on Thursday and Friday from 9 am-5 pm held in-person and online, in a synchronized format. Students are given an individual portfolio assignment at the end of each course and will have approximately two weeks to complete it.

In-Person and Online

All courses are offered in-person or can be accessed remotely, in a synchronized format. Remote students will participate in real-time and have access to the class materials beforehand. To receive credit, all students must be present during the full two days of class. If you choose to attend in-person, courses are held on Bentley University's campus in Waltham, MA in the Smith building, room 223. 

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Tom Roux.
Now that I've finished my ninth class, I must say I've really enjoyed my experience with the UX Certificate program. It's lived up to everything advertised and then some. I've learned a lot, met a lot of great, curious, motivated people, and feel the Bentley reputation and network will serve me well in the coming weeks and months as I finish my last two projects, post my online portfolio, and leap into my job search.
Tom Roux
UX Writer, CVS Health

Full Course Listing for UX Certificate Program

Click here to view a list of all UX Certificate program courses, along with course descriptions and outcomes.

In order to complete the UX Certificate Program, you must complete 9 courses. This includes 3 required courses and 6 electives of your choice. The three required courses in order to be eligible for the certificate are UX 900 Human Factors and the User Experience, UX 930 Leading a User Experience Team, and UX 922 Usability Testing.

We put out a Fall (September - December) and Spring (January - June) schedule and each includes 9-10 course offerings. We poll active students in the program to understand what courses they are interested in and build out the schedule accordingly. Our Fall schedule is typically posted in June, and our Spring schedule is posted by the end of November. If you are interested in a course on our schedule, know that electives courses are only offered once a year in order to provide a variety of course offerings each semester.

Registration Details


The course fee is $1,500 per course. Each class has a limited enrollment. Payment is due upon registration.

Organizational & Alumni Discount

Save 10% on registration when three or more participants from the same organization enroll in the same course. 

Bentley University Alumni, Bentley UX Certificate Program graduates, and MS HFID active students receive a 10% discount on all of our UX Certificate courses. 

Contact Gail Wessell at to receive either of these discounts.

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy requires that notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing to Gail Wessell at No refunds are given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the program's start. Bentley reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of low enrollment. Bentley is not responsible for travel costs in the event of a cancellation.

Frequently Asked Questions

about Bentley's UX Certificate Program

Gail Wessell
UX Program Coordinator

Schedule Consultation

Contact Gail today to schedule a time during which you will discuss your background, career goals, and alignment with Bentley's top-ranked UX certificate program.

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