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Human-Computer Interaction

Student Consumer Information about this Program

The Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) program is a 15-credit-hour program focusing on the core theory and best practices of the discipline. All certificate requirements must be completed within three years and with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 (B). Courses with a grade below a B- will not count. All courses may be taken via distance education.

Admission requirements for the certificate program are the same as those for the M.S. program.

Required Core (12 cr.)

Course Fall Spring Online
INFO H541 Interaction Design Practice (3 cr.) Yes No Yes
INFO H563 Psychology of HCI (3 cr.) Yes No Yes
INFO H543 Interaction Design Methods (3 cr.) Yes No Yes
INFO H561 Meaning and Form in HCI (3 cr.) No Yes Yes

Specialization Requirements (3 cr.)

Select one course.

Course Fall Spring Online
INFO H564 Prototyping for Interactive Systems (3 cr.) No Yes Yes
INFO H590 Ubiquitous Computing (3 cr.) No Yes No
INFO H590 Social Computing (3 cr.) No Yes No

Note: The semester a course is offered can change. The student is responsible for checking the Registrar for confirmation.

Note: Applicants who have already earned credit for one or more equivalent courses from other institutions and programs may request to apply/transfer up to three credits toward this certificate, subject to approval. No undergraduate courses can be applied to certificate requirements.