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Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction

An online HCI opportunity

The field of human-computer interaction touches almost everything we do. Drawing from business, psychology, computing, medicine, and other disciplines, its focus on the user experience and emerging technology is unique.

Get a solid introduction to UX design principles when you earn a graduate certificate in HCI from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. For maximum convenience, students have the option of completing the 15-credit-hour HCI graduate certificate entirely online.

Boosting your technical skill set

Knowledge of human-computer interaction makes you highly marketable, as employers seek graduates with experience in this emerging field. An understanding of the Internet of Things, as well as HCI and UX theory, is quickly becoming essential.

Learn more about the HCI graduate program

Financial aid available

The HCI Graduate Certificate program offers financial aid to qualified domestic applicants who are considered non-residents (for tuition purposes) of the state of Indiana. This financial aid would reduce the tuition portion of their bursar fees (the cost per credit hour) to the equivalent of the Indiana resident rate.

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Degree Requirements

All certificate requirements must be completed within three years and with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 (B). Courses with a grade below a B- will not count.

Required Core (12 cr.)

Course Fall Spring Online
INFO H541 Interaction Design Practice (3 cr.) Yes Yes Yes
INFO H563 Psychology of HCI (3 cr.) Yes No Yes
INFO H543 Interaction Design Methods (3 cr.) Yes No Yes
INFO H561 Meaning and Form in HCI (3 cr.)* No Yes Yes

*We advise students to take H541 before H561.

Specialization Requirements (3 cr.)

Select one course.

Course Fall Spring Online
INFO H564 Prototyping for Interactive Systems (3 cr.) No Yes Yes
INFO H566 Experience Design for Ubiquitous Computing (3 cr.) No Yes No
INFO H565 Collaborative and Social Computing (3 cr.) No Yes No
INFO H517 Visualization Design, Analysis, and Evaluation​ (3 cr.) Yes No
INFO H567 Internet-of-Things Interface Design for Business Innovation  Yes  No
Other HCI graduate courses may become available and may be used to fulfill the specialization requirement.

Note: The semester a course is offered can change. The student is responsible for checking the Registrar for confirmation.

Note: Applicants who have already earned credit for one or more equivalent courses from other institutions and programs may request to apply/transfer up to three credits toward this certificate, subject to approval. No undergraduate courses can be applied to certificate requirements.

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