The Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCIM) provides the opportunity for advanced, systematic study of how to design, evaluate, and implement new information technologies that are understandable, usable, and appealing to a wide variety of people. Join us to launch your career, become an HCI leader in industry and government, or take the field to the next level through transformative research.
The HCIM’s 30-credit degree may be completed full-time or part-time. Our core curriculum grounds students in the fundamentals of HCI perspectives and methodologies, while electives offer in-depth insight into specialized topics in the field. A required internship experience provides a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the HCI specialty area of their choice, and the choice of a thesis or capstone project allows students to demonstrate the skills they’ve acquired in the form best suited to their career goals.
With its interdisciplinary faculty, the HCIM program integrates information studies, computer science, education, psychology and engineering, uniquely positioning our graduates to take on the challenges of the rapidly changing information technology landscape.
All applicants to the College of Information Studies must meet the minimum requirements set by the University of Maryland Graduate School. These are:
- Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree (or equivalent from a non-US institution)
- Applicants must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all prior coursework
- Applicants must provide an official copy of a transcript for all their post-secondary work
Additional admission requirements and information can be found on the HCIM Admissions webpage.
Students may apply to the program even if they have no prior programming experience. In such cases, the student will be required to take a programming course, as many HCIM classes require proficiency in programming.
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Last updated January 22, 2018