User Experience Design (MPS)

Application Procedures

Application Deadline for Summer Term: April 24; Fall Term: August 8th; Spring Term: January 3

The M.P.S. in UX looks to enroll students who have recently completed their undergraduate degree as well as professionals preparing to shift careers. Ideal candidates have an undergraduate degree or a robust professional background in a visual art/design discipline coupled with a strong interest in leveraging their technical skills and creative abilities to increase their competitive advantage in the field of user experience design. 

Application Requirements & Procedures for the M.P.S. in UX

1. Graduate Admission Application Form: completed and submitted online via SlideRoom

2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume

3. M.P.S. in UX Statement of Purpose:

A written statement describing your personal and/or professional interest in graduate study in MICA's UX (Online M.P.S.) program. (500 to 700 words)

4. Proof of Degree or Equivalent

Digital transcripts from the last degree-granting institution can be uploaded to SlideRoom. Official transcripts are not required for the initial review process, however, the Graduate Review Committee may request additional or official documentation before decision notification. 

*5. Portfolio and Portfolio Narrative

Candidates may submit up to 10 portfolio images that provide relevant insight into their candidacy for the UX (Online M.P.S.) program. 

6. $75 Application Fee

Payable via credit card during the application submission stage online.

7. Additional Requirements for International Applicants

International candidates whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken English. Additionally, certified translations of all letters of reference, transcripts and school documentation must be provided. For additional information on international applicant requirements, please visit Information for International Graduate Applicants.

*The portfolio is an optional, but important component of the application package. We admit students from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, and utilize the portfolio to access the applicant’s ability to create, solve, and produce. Often, an exceptional portfolio can offset a lower G.P.A. or less work experience. Please note we do not have a specific portfolio format in mind, and encourage applicants to submit any and all deliverables that demonstrate creativity, problem-solving aptitude and attention to detail. Those without a portfolio are still encouraged to apply, as a large portion of the curriculum is dedicated to building or enhancing each student’s portfolio.