What will you do with your degree in HCI? Our graduates are uniquely positioned to take on the challenges of the rapidly changing information technology landscape. No matter what sort of career you plan to pursue after graduation, the knowledge and experience you'll acquire in the HCIM program will prepare you to become a leader in your field.

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Information Session

Applications for Fall 2020 are now open and will be accepted through January 15, 2020.

Admission requirements are listed on the UMD iSchool website here.


Program specific requirements may be viewed here. 

Please note our HCIM supplementary application for Fall 2020 admission has changed.  This affects the Statement of Purpose and the work samples you upload. You may view the supplementary application here. 

An information session recording will be coming soon. 


If you have additional questions you can see the application requirements on our FAQs. For any question not covered there, you may send us an email through hcim@umd.edu. Thanks!

October 10, 2019

iSchool Graduate Student Open House

Join us at our Open House to explore our graduate programs in person.


Speak directly to Program Coordinators, Students and Faculty at the Open House event. Attend a class the same day.


This is a free event. Hors-d'oeuvres will be served. Registration is required. All are welcome to attend. 

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 How to Apply

Application Requirements

For complete information about the admissions process and application requirements, please consult the HCIM Admissions page on the iSchool website. 

*Don't miss the new Supplementary Application  for   fall 2020 admissions.  

It has specific prompts for what you should include in your Statement of Purpose and what work product(s) you should upload. For more details, please see the application requirements section of our FAQs. 







Have admission questions that you want answered? Check out our admission FAQ. Still don't see what you're looking for? Email us at hcim@umd.edu.



Play the audio from our admitted students Q&A, in which current students answered prospective students' questions about everything from program-specific questions to UMD's campus life. 

Listen to the Q&A with our current students

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Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction

College of Information Studies

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