A graduate degree from the Department of Human-Centered Computing prepares students for a future of discovery and invention at the forefront of innovation in interactive computing. By learning the latest in emerging digital media production, interaction design and user experience research, students have the opportunity to study and envision novel forms of information and communication technologies (ICTs) that impact our society. Graduate studies offer a professional preparation for cutting-edge industry positions, and are also connected to the active research programs of our dynamic faculty. The faculty-student synergies happening in the research labs is the fuel that drives exciting student projects in new research areas.
The Department of Human-Centered Computing offers graduate degrees in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Media Arts and Science. A number of our courses are taught online in addition to the classroom and our HCI Graduate Certificate and Ph.D. minor can be completed entirely online giving you flexibility in completing your degree.
Focus your studies on the user experience with information and communication technology. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the branch of informatics that studies and supports the design, development, and evaluation of humanly usable and socially acceptable information technologies, and the user experience (UX) surrounding interactive systems.
Media Arts & Science is an applied program emphasizing digital media to educate, engage, or entertain with a focus on digital storytelling, audio/video production, game development and web and mobile development.