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Human-Computer Interaction

University of Maryland

Master
24 months
Duration
39000 USD/year
39000 USD/year
17544 USD/year
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About

In the Human-Computer Interaction program from University of Maryland, students learn to design, evaluate, and implement new information technologies that are understandable, usable, and appealing to a wide variety of people.

Overview

Our students in the Human-Computer Interaction program from University of Maryland develop a fundamental understanding of the technology design process, tool-building technologies, evaluation techniques, application areas for users, and the social impact of technology on the individual and community. The program prepares students to become human-computer interaction (HCI) leaders in industry and government, or to become successful in doctoral work in a particular specialization of HCI.

Our 30-credit program is typically completed in two years by full-time students, while offering flexibility to accommodate part-time and professional students. Our core curriculum grounds students in the fundamentals of HCI perspectives and methodologies, while electives offer in-depth insight into specialized areas of the field. A required internship experience provides a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in industry or research environments, and the choice of an individual thesis or a client-based team capstone project allows students to demonstrate the skills they’ve acquired in the form best suited to their career goals.

Facilities and Special Resources

The College operates six research centers: the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL), the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC), and the Center for Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI), the Cloud Computing Center (CCC), the Trace Center, and the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Programming for Information Professionals
  • Fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction
  • Human-Computer Interaction Design Methods
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Internship in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Thesis or capstone project
  • Information Policy
  • Information Ethics
  • Users and Use Context
  • Information and Universal Usability
  • Information Environments

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s): Uploading unofficial transcripts is sufficient for the purposes of the application review process. However, if you are offered admission and choose to enroll in the University of Maryland, you will need to provide an official and unopened transcript.
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplementary Application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    17544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8772 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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