Human-Computer Interaction Master's Program
Jump start your new career into the world's high-paying, innovative technology industries with a Human-Computer Interaction Master's Program from RIT. At RIT, over 80 Master's Programs are geared towards some of the most sought after, math and science-related disciplines. Don't delay: get in touch today to learn more about this program at RIT.
Human-computer interaction (HCI) is a professional discipline that addresses the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing and computing-based systems for the benefit of human use. HCI research is driven by technological advances and the increasing pervasiveness of computing devices in our society. With an emphasis on making computing technologies more user-friendly, HCI has emerged as a dynamic, multifaceted area of study that merges theory from science, engineering, and design–as well as concepts and methodologies from psychology, anthropology, sociology, and industrial design–with the technical concerns of computing.
The master of science in human-computer interaction is designed to provide 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 constitutes an individual, a group, an organization, or a society. Throughout the curriculum human, technological, and organizational concerns are interwoven and addressed in team- and project-based learning experiences. This 52 quarter credit hour program is comprised of core courses, advanced electives, application domain courses, and an 8 credit capstone experience. The core courses provide knowledge and skills in the conceptual and methodological frameworks of HCI and HCI research. Emphasis is on understanding human cognition as it applies to information systems and on interface design, prototyping, and evaluation. Upper-level electives give exposure to cutting-edge research and applications in the HCI discipline. The application domain courses provide foundational knowledge in a computing or computing-related domain to which HCI theories and practices may be applied during the capstone experience.
The degree program is offered on-campus; the core and selected electives are available in online learning format.
Give yourself a unique advantage
Obtain a qualification from RIT and you'll be able to enjoy a world of opportunity. With our flexible Human-Computer Interaction Master's Programs, you'll gain access to unparalleled opportunities for research and career placement — as well as worldwide corporate and government partnerships and the full support of experienced faculty members with industry knowledge in their respective fields.
Obtaining a Master's Program in Human-Computer Interaction at RIT can increase your earning potential. We can proudly say that we've had a 95% career placement rate for graduate students in 2014! Not only that, but with an education at RIT you'll be networked with more than 100,000 well-connected alumni who value the power of an RIT qualification and look to hire our graduates.
At RIT, every student has access to top-notch academics, great facilities and a world-class faculty. We want all of our graduates to confidently move into the "real" world feeling assured that what they've learned at RIT will help carry them through life and give them an edge in the job market. Experiential education, professors who stay at the forefront of their fields and dedicated students studying human-computer interaction continue to bring RIT worldwide recognition. Ask about our quarter program, which allows you to take classes four times a year and earn your degree faster.