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Human Centered Computing 

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
1132 USD/credit
1132 USD/credit
659 USD/credit
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About

The Human Centered Computing program at University of Maryland Baltimore County focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive information technology systems that are both usable and accessible.

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Overview

Program Overview

The goal of Human Centered Computing program at University of Maryland Baltimore County is an understanding of how humans interact with information technologies and to use this information to improve the lives of those individuals.

The MS program in HCC is an interdisciplinary program that has been training HCC practitioners and researchers since 2007. The program has two tracks: a Practitioner Track for those who wish to become user experience, information architecture, or usability professionals and a Research Track for those who are interested in pursuing a Master’s Thesis and possibly apply to a PhD program. 

Graduates from our program have moved on to be UX directors in both government and industrial positions, and graduates from the research track have joined top HCC PhD research programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graphical User Interface Design & Implementation
  • Fundamentals of Human-Centered Computing
  • Structured Systems Analysis and Design
  • Graphic Design for Interactive Systems
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Graphical User Interface Design & Implementation
  • Fundamentals of Human-Centered Computing
  • Structured Systems Analysis and Design
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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).
6.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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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.
3.2

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.
80
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).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
53
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate GPA above 3.2.
  • All applicants are expected to read, speak, write, and understand the English language fluently. Those whose native language is not English are required to take a language proficiency test. The only exception to this requirement is for students who have earned a post-secondary degree from an accredited university in the United States. Students who have received post-secondary degrees from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1132 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1132 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1132 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1132 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    659 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 659 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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