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Master of Science

Human-Computer Interaction



The Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction prepares students to ideate, design, implement, and evaluate computer-based technologies so they are useful and usable for end users. This interdisciplinary degree integrates concepts and methods from computer science, graphic design and the social sciences. Drawing upon these concepts and methods, students learn user-centered and participatory design approaches as they create information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as dynamic web sites, mobile apps and desktop applications. Particular emphasis is given to ICT evaluation, exploratory user research, information architecture, interaction design and prototype development.


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A graduate degree in HCI will prepare you for many different kinds of careers in user experience (UX). Our graduates have many different job titles including, interaction designer, information architect, user experience designer, usability specialist, and user researcher.  You will be entering a growing and dynamic profession that will afford you many exciting career options.

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What will the required classes in our program cover? What is a suggested order to take the courses? Learn more about how the classes will contribute to your learning.


There are two labs dedicated to software evaluation and user research in the downtown loop campus.

Admission Process

The Graduate Admission process involves completing an online application, sending in your transcripts, and any additional information, e.g. letters of recommendation, certifications, etc.

Please visit our Graduate Admissions page for more information.

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Christopher Giesler
MS in Human-Computer Interaction

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