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What are HCI graduate courses like?

HCI graduate courses vary in style and structure. Typically, a graduate course of 3 credit hours requires approximately 10 hours of study every week, including class participation, reading assignments, projects, and other activity. Courses may include lectures, project work, seminar discussion on reading, individual and team work. Graduate students are expected to be well-prepared for open discussions that demonstrate a mastery of the topics outlined in weekly assignments.

What are the employment prospects of HCI graduates?

Employers from around the country are seeking highly qualified junior and senior candidates with advanced degree in HCI. The field is at an all-time high, and opportunities for HCI graduates are increasing daily. A snippet of the thousands of currently open positions can be found by browsing the HCI-specific job banks available through our Informatics and Computing Career Services office.

Where are HCI graduates getting jobs?

  • Gannett Digital
  • Dell
  • 3Qi Labs
  • IBM Interactive
  • Angie’s List
  • Butler University
  • eBay Inc.
  • Exact Target
  • One Click Ventures
  • General Electrics (GE)
  • Gibson Inc.
  • Indiana University Health
  • Intel
  • Kroeger – Human Factors Group
  • Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
  • Pearson Education
  • Regenstrief Institute
  • Roudebush VA Medical Center
  • Roundarch
  • SAP
  • USAA
  • Yahoo!

How can I meet some current HCI students before applying to the program?

You’re welcome to get in touch with our current HCI students by contacting them directly or through our Facebook page.

Do I need a GRE score to be eligible for the HCI graduate certificate?

No. A GRE score is not required for the HCI graduate certificate.

I’ve missed the application deadline, what can I do?

You can apply anytime to IUPUI as a Graduate Non-Degree (GND) student and take up to 9 credits of graduate classes in the HCI program. The GND applications are managed at the campus level, and the process is relatively fast and straightforward.

If you want to take HCI graduate classes as a GND student, you must start by taking I541, I543 and I563. See the graduate certificate plan of study and the Registrar website for class offering semester by semester.

You may then apply by the next deadline to the HCI program. If admitted, you will be able to transfer up to 9 credits of HCI classes taken as a GND student into your certificate plan of study.

If admitted, can I transfer the HCI credits taken as Graduate Non Degree (GND) student into the HCI Graduate Certificate Program?

Yes. If admitted to the Certificate program, you will be able to transfer up to 9 credits of HCI classes taken as GND student into your Certificate plan of study.

Can I start taking some classes without applying to the program?

Yes, you can apply anytime to IUPUI to become a Graduate Non-Degree (GND) student and take up to 9 credits of graduate classes in the HCI program. The GND applications are managed at the campus level, and the process is relatively fast and straightforward.

If you want to take HCI graduate classes as a GND student, you must start by taking I541, I543 and I563. See the graduate certificate plan of study and the Registrar website for class offering semester by semester.

You may then apply by the next deadline to the HCI program. If admitted, you will be able to transfer up to 9 credits of HCI classes taken as a GND student into your certificate plan of study.

How can I apply as a Graduate Non-Degree (GND) seeking student ?

Apply as GND student.

Is the graduate certificate program offered completely online?

Yes, the Graduate Certificate in HCI can be completed entirely online.

I am a F1 Visa student, can I take online classes?

As you have an F1 Visa, and if you are planning to take ONLINE (WEB) classes please note the following:

Based on the IU International Affairs policy:

F1 Visa students may register up to one ONLINE (WEB) class (3 cr) per semester to maintain their visa status. Please review this policy and make sure to abide to this important requirement when planning to register to ONLINE classes at IUPUI. For further questions on your Visa status and course registration, you can contact the IU Office of International Affairs at oia@iupui.edu .