Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction
Pushing the limits of interaction design
Businesses are hiring HCI graduates to help customers have the best experience with technology, from product design to user interfaces.
Be part of the solution when you earn a Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Our students are committed to enhancing the user experience, designing better ways to help people engage with emerging technologies.
UX influences everything
Prepare to be immersed in a project-based, hands-on user experience environment. By earning a master’s in HCI, you’ll explore emerging field research, learning how to create effective interactive systems for companies in Indiana and worldwide.
Students in our professional, research-focused program collaborate with industry leaders on real-world projects. They gain valuable insight from faculty in human-centered design, social computing research, and the Internet of Things.
Through your classes and Capstone project, you’ll develop the UX design and research skills essential for a professional career in the field.
You can complete the 36-hour Master of Science in HCI program in two years.
Looking ahead to interactive careers
Opportunities in human-computer interaction are increasing daily, in fields including voice recognition, information technology, and the Internet of Things.
Our graduates have turned their expertise into jobs as user experience researchers and designers at top companies. Others have pursued further academic progress, well prepared for admission to Ph.D.-level programs.
Skills that are of the moment and in demand
HCI graduates have found full-time jobs and internships with Amazon, Ammunition Group, Apple, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Cummins, Dell, Demandware, Eli Lilly and Co., Facebook, Fossil Group, Google, InfoSys, Intel Corp., Microsoft Research, Parkview Health, Raytheon Co., Roche Diagnostics, Salesforce.com, Samsung, SAP, Splunk, Studio Science, VMWare, Walmart Labs, Yahoo!, and many other employers.
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Careers: your future in HCI
Get in touch with our Career Services staff to explore HCI internship and full-time opportunities and prepare your portfolio to land your dream job in HCI. See our selected HCI job banks to browse just a glimpse of the many HCI job opportunities currently available in the industry. Recent jobs our students have secured include:
- Interaction designer
- Product designer
- User experience (UX) consultant
- UX designer
- User interface (UI) designer
- Graphic designer / web content manager
- Software engineer