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Human-Computer Interaction MS

By studying how people interact with websites, computer systems, emerging technologies, and software, you will be able to create intuitive technological interfaces that will improve how we interact with and use emerging technologies.

Program skills

The MS degree in human-computer interaction provides the knowledge and skills necessary for conceptualizing, designing, implementing, and evaluating software applications and computing technologies for the benefit of the user, whether the user is an individual, a group, an organization, or a society. Human, technological, and organizational concerns are interwoven throughout the curriculum and addressed in team- and project-based learning experiences.

Program facilities equipment

Over 300 computers for student use distributed among several labs, including active-learning labs for course instruction in programming, interface design, and application development. Computers include Mac OSX, Windows 10, Windows Server, and Linux available to all students. Students have class in or access to the Usability Testing Lab and the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research Lab. 

Program job titles reported

Usability Analyst; User Experience Designer; Human Factors Engineer; Usability Specialist; Web Designer; Interaction Designer; Information Architect

Program significant points

  • The core courses provide knowledge and skills in the conceptual and methodological frameworks of HCI and HCI research
  • Students may complete a thesis or capstone project. This experience is meant to be an empirical study of a HCI problem, which can be the development of a software product through user-centered design processes.

Select program hiring partners

American Specialty Health, Bose Corporation, Etomon, EY LLP, Gallaudet University, Gen Nine, Gleason Works, Hillrom, Ingram Micro, Retail Business Services, a proud company of Ahold Delhaize, RIT- ITS, Rochester Institute of Technology, Siemens, Trustwork, WithMe Health, ZineOne


  • Accounting

  • Health Care

  • Higher Education

  • Internet and Software

  • Manufacturing

  • Medical Devices


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%