What kind of masters program is better for a UX Researcher? Would any of these help or inhibit me?


#1

I was thinking of a transdisciplinary design program to get better foundations in the design process and be able to speak the designer’s language better. Also pick up some skills for myself in case a job requires me to wireframe or sketch or something based on some insights I’ve collected.

I was also thinking of continuing the social sciences route and strengthening my research background even more, but a lot of academic social science and even psych programs are very academic in nature and don’t deal with UX at all, let alone applied research.

Curious to hear everyone’s thoughts, especially if you have any of the type of degrees I’ve just mentioned.

Have a wonderful weekend!


#2

What are your thoughts here @Researchers ?


#3

The title and the post don’t totally match up… If you’re a researcher, you don’t have to wireframe or sketch, unless you want to be a generalist UX Designer and do the full process.

I am not sure where you are located, but in the US there are a lot more applied psychology options. University of Southern California has a great program. If you want to do a Masters in UX Research, applied psychology is the best option. You want to have really strong quant and qual skills.