Why a Master's in Human-Computer Interaction?
As the world grows increasingly dependent on new technologies, the need has never been greater to create easy-to-use, meaningful technologies for diverse populations. Technology is an integral part of the lives of individuals everywhere; it touches every aspect of the ways in which people learn, work and play. The Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction degree integrates information studies, computer science, education, psychology, and engineering to prepare HCI leaders of the future.
The HCIM curriculum consists of core courses, electives, an internship in the summer between the first and second years, and the option of either a capstone project or a master’s thesis.
What’s Possible With a
Degree in HCI?
Pursuing a degree in human-computer interaction can open up many different career paths. User experience professionals work in a range of industries, including IT, finance, healthcare, education, and consumer products. According to a March 2014 Nielsen Norman Group report based on a survey of nearly 1,000 people working in user experience, a master’s degree is the most common educational level, and HCI is the most popular discipline among those with master’s degrees.
Possible careers include:
User Experience Designer
User Experience Researcher
User Interface Designer
Front-end / UI Developer