Improving the User Experience Certificate

Study the rhetorical theories guiding user experience strategies and learn how to implement user-centered research aimed to improve the content of documents.
Degree Type Certificate
Careers & Salaries Certificate Outcomes
Delivery Online

Certificate Overview:

  • 6-credit, graduate-level professional development certificate 
  • Courses offered each spring semester (January through May
  • Fully online
  • Coursework transferable into M.S. Technical and Professional Communication degree  
  • Admission deadline: December 15

Professional development certificates will be awarded to those students who are on Full Academic Standing per Graduate School Policies 2.2.3 (cumulative GPA of 3.0) and have met the certificate requirements. The Graduate School and the certificate program director will certify that all requirements have been met. Students who have successfully completed the professional development certificate will have the credit transcripted and will receive a printed certificate from the UW-Stout Registrar.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills.

Tuition & Fees

Customized Instruction at UW Stout can be described as programs that are designed with the adult learner in mind. If you're comparing UW-Stout's customized instruction tuition to our competitors, keep in mind:

  • $546 per graduate credit — customized instruction tuition rate includes the textbook rental fee.
  • There are no additional university-based semester or technology fees.
  • Students in customized instruction programs pay the same rate of tuition regardless if Wisconsin residents, out-of-state or international participants.

Value for Your Money

There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:

  • Program Director – faculty with discipline expertise.
  • Student Services adviser – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
  • Course sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered when so you can plan ahead.
  • Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
  • Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.

Other universities will present costs and value differently - make sure you're comparing apples to apples.

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