MS in Human-Computer Interaction

Master of Science 2017-2018

Human-Computer Interaction


Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in addition to any required introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of B- or better in each introductory course of the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses beyond the introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.

Course Legend
Course Requirements
Introductory Courses
No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Introductory courses may be waived for any of the following conditions:
  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student passes a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course area.
IT 411
HCI 406
HCI 402
IT 403
Foundation Courses
The following Foundation Courses are listed in the suggested sequence for the program.
HCI 440
OR HCI 441
HCI 450
HCI 430

Students currently taking Foundation Courses may also register for Major Elective Courses if they have successfully completed the prerequisites for those courses.
Advanced Courses
The following Advanced Courses are listed in the suggested sequence for the program.
HCI 445
HCI 454
HCI 460
HCI 470
At least one of the following major electives is also required:
HCI 511
OR HCI 514
OR HCI 515
Major Elective Courses
Students must complete 3 elective courses from the lists below:


HCI Electives
HCI 421
HCI 422
HCI 512
HCI 520
HCI 522
HCI 530
HCI 553
HCI 580
HCI 590


Non-HCI Electives open to all HCI students
CNS 440
CSC 423
CSC 424
CSC 451
CSC 465
CSC 587
ECT 455
ECT 480
ECT 586
GAM 424
IS 485
IS 511
IS 570
IT 432
IT 590
MKT 555
PM 430
OR SE 477
PM 440
PSY 404
PSY 473
PSY 680
SE 430
SE 482
Open Elective Courses
Student must complete 1 advisor-approved CDM elective. Open elective courses are in the range of 421-699 and must be from the College of CDM.
Capstone
HCI 594