Human-Centered Design Thinking (Certificate)


The Graduate Certificate in Human-Centered Design Thinking brings together learners from diverse disciplines who aspire to improve personal creativity and/or initiate and lead change in their respective fields. Courses prepare students with theories, strategies, and methods pertaining to the entire innovation process — from stakeholder research and problem finding through prototyping, user testing, and beyond.

As a student, you will engage in creative collaboration centered around principles of inclusivity and diversity. You’ll develop 21st century skills involving interdisciplinary communication and emerging technologies, co-design with users and stakeholders, create innovative products or experiences, and become a change leader.

This program is unique in that it is offered by the interdisciplinary Nancy Richardson Design Center within the College of Health and Human Services. Discover the power of collaboration and alternative ways of problem-solving when students from a variety of fields work together providing multiple perspectives that result in better, user-centered outcomes.

This is a cohort-based program. Cohorts typically begin on a yearly basis, but please contact the department representative to get details on the next cohort start date before applying.

Graduate Certificate in Human-Centered Design Thinking


  • This program is offered online only.

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.