Graduate with this master's degree, and find yourself in high demand: Our contacts in the field tell us, we can't turn out graduates fast enough.
Among the best.
Our M.S. in Interaction Design and Information Architecture program is ranked among the Top 10 Best UX Design Graduate Programs in 2022, according to TheGradCafe.
Our graduate program is also ranked among the best UX/HCI programs in the nation, according to TopUXSchool.com, and one of the 10 best online master’s in interactive design and media degree programs according to Web Design Degree Center.
What's more, you can also complete this program entirely online, allowing you to access classes from home, work or anywhere with an Internet connection. Contact us for additional information about the requirements for this option.
This 36-credit Master of Science program emphasizes the design, development and application of significant information technologies to satisfy human needs and desires. Imagine, design and build interactive systems to address needs and interests that humankind is only beginning to recognize.
How the program works:
- You’ll integrate elements of computer science with humanities and arts perspectives, developing in-demand skills that companies and organizations are avidly seeking.
- Your professors, many of whom are managing active research projects, will expose you to cutting-edge topics and encourage you to present your own work at national conferences.
You’ll apply advanced technologies in the context of the human experience, learning the skills required for this field’s most sought-after careers:
- information architect
- interaction designer
- multimedia developer
- user researcher
- user-experience manager
- creative director.
- You'll also learn from your fellow students, who have backgrounds that range from computer science, social sciences and natural sciences to history, literature, languages and the arts.
- Classes are offered evenings (and occasionally on weekends), some courses are offered in the summer for continuing students and some courses are offered online.
Accepting students for spring and fall 2023
The Master of Science in Interaction Design and Information Architecture is accepting applications.
The degree consists of 36 credits in four competency areas:
- interaction design
- user research
- information architecture
- human/computer interaction
Courses are held on-campus and online; the degree can be completed fully online. See the program requirements.
- fall: July 1
- spring: Nov 15
This program is charged at the Graduate Arts and Sciences tuition rate. Tuition and fees are $887 per credit for in-state and regional residents, and $1255 per credit for out-of-state and international students. Learn more about tuition and fees.
Much of what we do as humans has an online component these days, and those experiences need to be easy, safe, equitable, and satisfying. So our graduates work everywhere: education, industry, nonprofit, research and more.
Where our graduates work:
|Education||Johns Hopkins University
University System of Maryland
The Berndt Group (TBG)
General Services Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of the Treasury
|Nonprofit||Catholic Relief Services
Center for Civic Design
M.S. student Zoe Skinner
Zoe had been working in a user design-focused field before she thought about a career in user design. Now part of UBalt's M.S. in Interaction Design and Information Architecture program, she is building her creative skills and learning how to apply classroom lessons to help people in the real world. Learn more about UBalt's User Research Lab.
For more information about graduate admission, please contact the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org, 410.837.6565.