"I feel more prepared to go out there and apply everything I've learned."

Marcela Corona

Class of 2017, Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design

If you're not designing your product to meet your customer's needs, somebody else will. The need for qualified, trained user experience (UX) designers is growing as businesses increasingly invest in UX design. Knowing this skill is mission-critical for success. UC Berkeley Extension will give you the training you need to develop a portfolio and prepare you to enter the field.


There are no prerequisites for the Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design, but a bachelor's degree is preferred.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum comprises 6 required courses and a minimum of 2 units of electives for a total of 14 semester units (minimum 222 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable program registration fee.

You must take all courses for a letter grade. To receive the Award of Completion, you must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5, with a grade of C or better in each course. All coursework must be completed within three years of registering for the program.

You can complete this program in as few as two terms. If you want to study full-time, you can take four courses during the first term and three in the second (or vice-versa). All courses are held in the evening, Monday–Thursday from 6:30–9:30 pm. Also, some courses are offered during the day on Saturdays.

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register online for the Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design, complete these two steps:

  1. Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart. Please allow 3–5 business days for the registration to appear in your student account.


Estimated Cost

Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The required and elective courses for the program have an estimated cost of $7,250 (not including course materials, or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.

Certificate and Award Request

Once you have completed the program coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension that you have completed the curriculum and request your Award of Completion. Send an email to extension-uxdesign@berkeley.edu or call (510) 664-7824. After your records have been reviewed, verified and approved, your award will be sent to you in the mail. The review of your records is usually completed within six to eight weeks after you request the Award of Completion.

Advising Services

Speak with an advisor to learn more about this program and if it’s the right fit for you and your professional goals. Schedule a phone appointment today!

Special Instructions for International Students

There are no admission requirements for international students who wish to complete a course or certificate online. You may register for any online course available for enrollment. Follow the registration and enrollment process for the online course you have selected.

If you are an international student who would like to study in the U.S. and require a student visa, you must apply and be officially accepted into UC Berkeley Extension's Evening Certificate Programs before enrolling in any courses associated with this certificate. Apply now.

Please review our International Student Policies for additional information.