MS in Human-Computer Interaction

Course Legend

Curriculum 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 based on faculty review:

  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course based on an official transcript review by faculty and successful grades, typically B or better.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course which is demonstrated through successful completion of a GAE exam.
  • If a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) is available for the Introductory Courses, upon successfully completion of a GAE, a waiver will be issued.
  • IT 411
  • HCI 406
  • HCI 412
  • IT 403

Foundation Courses

The following Foundation Courses are listed in the suggested sequence for the program.

  • HCI 440
  • 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
    OR HCI 457
  • HCI 460
  • HCI 472

Major Elective Courses

Students must complete 16 credit hours elective courses from the lists below. At least one of the major electives must be from this first list:

  • HCI 511
  • HCI 514
  • HCI 515
  • HCI 516
  • HCI 520

Additional HCI Electives

  • HCI 421
  • HCI 422
  • HCI 511
  • HCI 512
  • HCI 514
  • HCI 515
  • HCI 516
  • HCI 520
  • HCI 522
  • HCI 530
  • HCI 545
  • HCI 553
  • HCI 580
  • HCI 590
  • HCI 596


Non-HCI Electives open to all HCI students

  • CSEC 440
  • DSC 423
  • DSC 424
  • DSC 465
  • CSC 587
  • ECT 455
  • ECT 480
  • ECT 586
  • GAM 424
  • IS 451
  • 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 4 credit hours from 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





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.