Purdue Global + Google UX Design Certificate


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Program at a Glance

  • Understand the UX design process, including empathizing with users, defining pain points, creating wireframes and prototypes, testing designs, conducting usability studies, and more.
  • Learn to work in Figma and Adobe XD, two of the most in-demand design tools valued by today’s employers.
  • Walk away with a portfolio website including three end-to-end projects: a mobile app, a responsive website, and a cross-platform experience.
  • Easily stack the credits you earn into an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
  • Personalize a path to the career you want by earning a micro-credential in one of 22 professional focus areas.
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Develop Career-Ready UX Design Skills with Purdue Global and Google

Purdue Global and Google have partnered to create certificates for learners looking to develop skills in user experience (UX) design and other areas like IT, business, and health care—no prior experience or degree required. Get college credit while earning your Google UX Design Certificate while simultaneously earning a Purdue Global micro-credential that matches your career goals.

Personalized Path

Choose from more than 20 micro-credentials in high-growth fields to earn alongside your Google UX Design Certificate. Build the skills that interest you most and prepare you for the career you want.

Speed to Degree

Your goals are closer than you might think. Earn your Purdue Global and Google UX Design Certificate in about a year or less, and get on the fast track to your career.

Faculty Led

Get the guidance and support from faculty that you wouldn’t get in a self-paced online course. Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher education and industry experience. 

Stack Your Credits

Use what you’ve earned to continue onto your next academic endeavor. Upon completion of the Purdue Global + Google Certificate, you’ll be about halfway to an associate’s degree, or you can transfer credits into a bachelor’s degree.

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Celebrate the Wins Along the Way

Show off your credentials as you earn them. Upon completion of this program, you’ll earn three credentials: a Google Certificate, a Purdue Global micro-credential badge, and a co-branded Purdue Global diploma. Post them on professional profiles such as LinkedIn and add your new skills to your resume.

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What Courses Will I Take and What Skills Will I Develop?

This curriculum is designed in conjunction with Google and Purdue Global faculty. You’ll take UX design core courses, plus courses from the micro-credential of your choice. No matter your path, you’ll focus on building the user experience design skills that today's employers need, such as Figma, Adobe XD, and cross-platform UX design.

UX Design Courses

  • Starting the User Experience (UX) Design Process
  • Researching, Testing, and Prototyping UX Designs
  • Create High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma
  • Creating a Responsive and Socially Aware Web Design
  • UX Design in Action

Skills and Outcomes

  • Understand foundational concepts in UX design, including user-centered design, accessibility, and equity-focused design.
  • Master the basics of user experience testing, conducting both moderated and unmoderated usability studies.
  • Create a mobile app design to include in a professional UX portfolio.
  • Develop a culminating project merging UX design with your desired area of focus.
  • Walk away with an extensive portfolio showcasing the skills today’s employers value most.

Choose the Purdue Global + Google Career Certificate That Fits Your Future

Purdue Global + Google Career Certificate courses are designed to help you build the understanding and foundational skills of UX design, while the Purdue Global micro-credential gives you industry-specific training. Together, they give you a full picture of how to apply your new skills most effectively.

Choose from one of 20+ financial-aid eligible pathways below to get started.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Financial aid awards vary depending on individual student eligibility and need.
Note: Tuition total does not account for per-term fees. View full tuition and fee details and total cost of attendance for your program.

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Already Completed Your Google UX Design Certificate?

You’re already ahead. If you already hold a Google UX Design Certificate, you’ve saved the time and cost associated with earning it, and can focus on completing the remaining courses to earn your Purdue Global micro-credential or continue on with another Purdue Global program.

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Career Support: Take the Next Step in Your Career

  • Access career-building resources from Purdue Global’s internal CareerNetwork—including job leads from Google’s Employer Consortium
  • Receive 24/7 online interview preparation and resume support, including how to showcase your UX portfolio
  • Get exclusive access to networking tips and opportunities
  • Save up to 55% off on CompTIA exam vouchers: A+, Security+, Network+, and more
  • Access to live and recorded employer information sessions for your job search

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Student Experience

92% of first-year and senior bachelor's-level students rate their Purdue Global experience as “excellent” or “good.”

94% of seniors seeking a bachelor's would “definitely” or “probably” attend Purdue Global again.

Source: National Survey of Student Engagement, September 2021.

Career Opportunities

Employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow 13% from 2020 to 2030, suggesting an acceleration in the demand for UX experience. Gain the market-relevant skills and knowledge you need to land in-demand roles.

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Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Your Path to Success Begins Here

Connect with an Advisor to explore program requirements, curriculum, credit for prior learning process, and financial aid options.


Employment and Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment.

Average Completion Time: Completion time based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

Future Programs: The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.

Credit for Prior Learning: Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.

CompTIA Voucher Offer: Savings applies to exam vouchers for A+, CASP+, Cloud+, Cloud Essentials+, CTT+(cbt), CTT+(vbt), CySA+, ITF+, Linux+, Network+, PenTest+, Project+, Security+ 501, Security+ 601, and Server+ certifications only. Discount varies by product. Cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer.

Job Growth: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Web Developers and Digital Designers, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.