Dec 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Psychology, B.A. / Human-Computer Interaction, M.A. **

Damien Schofield, Program Coordinator
Computer Science
429 Shineman


Admission Information

Program Information

School of Business


Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the discipline concerned with the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and the study of the major phenomena surrounding them. As a field of research, human-computer interaction is situated at the intersection of computer science, behavioral sciences, design, media studies, and several other fields of study.

The Masters programs integrate service and design thinking into a rigorous, cross-disciplinary human-computer interaction curriculum that prepares our students to design and guide the future of human and technology interactions. In the HCI programs, students learn to design, evaluate, and implement new information technologies that are understandable, usable, and appealing to a wide variety of people.

Our program provides students with the practical skills and theoretical understandings they need to develop successful careers related to human computer interaction, user experience design and user-centered research.


Psychology, B.A./Human-Computer Interaction, M.A. Program (69 cr)

B. Graduate Elective Requirements (12 cr)

 Choose 12 credits of HCI 500-level electives, under advisement

C. Undergraduate Requirements (36 cr)

Link to Undergraduate degree requirements.


Degree Candidacy

It is the responsibility of the student to file for degree candidacy. A cumulative average of 3.0 or better, successful completion of HCI 500, HCI 510, HCI 520 (or HCI 525) and HCI 521 is required to qualify for the awarding of degree candidacy status. The Degree Candidacy application form can be found at


Additional Program Requirements

The course HCI 510 - HCI Methods has a psychology research methods pre-requisite (HCI 509)

The course HCI 521 - Software Design has an introduction to programming pre-requisite (CSC 212)