New Program at University of Tennessee – UX and Assessment

Prepare for a career in User Experience testing and Assessment in a wide variety of settings! The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences, in conjunction with the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services, has an exciting opportunity for students to earn a Master’s Degree in Information Sciences (M.S.) with a specialization in User Experience (UX) and Assessment. Each student will select a focus area of either academic libraries or UX work in a special setting, such as government or corporate organizations. Applicants with bachelor’s degrees in any academic field are eligible to apply. Students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in spring or summer 2016 are also eligible to apply.

“Experience Assessment” is an on-campus program that will begin in Fall semester 2016. During the 42-credit hour program students will complete 36 hours of course work and 6 hours of field experience. Every student will receive travel assistance to attend a professional meeting, specialized mentoring, and workplace opportunities in Assessment and UX. Each student will receive full tuition, medical benefits, and an assistantship that includes a yearly stipend from fall 2016 through graduation in May 2018.

The University of Tennessee M.S. degree in Information Sciences is fully accredited by the American Library Association. Partners for Experience Assessment include the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Information International Associates, the Tombras Group, USGS, Martha Kyrillidou and Associates, and the University of Tennessee Library.

The program has space for only twelve students, so apply now!

For more information, please contact Dr. Rachel Fleming-May ( or 865-974-6509) or Dr. Kitty McClanahan ( or 865-974-8942). To start the application process to the University of Tennessee graduate school and School of Information Sciences go to: