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Human-Computer Interaction
MS Degree


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The M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) explores the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use. Building on decades of research in psychology and human behavior, HCI focuses on observing how people interact with websites and software and designing new technologies to help them accomplish their goals. With computing moving rapidly away from the traditional desktop, companies need professionals that understand how evolving technologies can be designed to be intuitive, effective, and compelling for users.

Our HCI degree produces those kinds of professionals. Students study theoretical and practical themes in user experience (UX), interaction design, human factors, information architecture, accessibility, and usability. They learn to adapt those themes in various business sectors, including web development, smart device design, safety and ergonomics, and more. With a M.S. in HCI, student ambition is the only limiting factor.

For information about our 2 other graduate degree programs, visit their websites (Information Sciences & Technologies or Networking & Systems Administration), or check out our departmental site Information Sciences & Technologies.

She adopted an exceptional attitude of being autonomous and reliable with projects… it made it easy to entrust her with various things that I knew would be able to get done.

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