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.
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
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