M.A. On Campus

Human Factors Psychology

Catholic University of America

12 months
49680 USD/year
49680 USD/year
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Industry has become increasingly committed to improving the quality of products and services. As a result, exciting new opportunities are available for talented individuals trained in the field of human factors. The Human Factors Psychology program is offered by Catholic University of America.


The Master of Arts in Human Factors Psychology Program at Catholic University of America is designed to prepare students for positions in applied psychological research settings in several particular areas. All students will acquire training in experimental design and quantitative methods. Additionally, in the first year, students are exposed through research seminars to the work of the applied experimental faculty members and graduate students, and to research in nearby academic and nonacademic laboratories. Each student selects a minor area of concentration and conducts research within that area. Current minors are Engineering Psychology, Applied Cognitive Science, and Methodology.

Research experience is gained by working in laboratories on campus or in conjunction with employers in off-campus settings. The expertise of engineering psychologists lies mostly in systems engineering and design related to the human-machine interface. Applied cognitive science minors concentrate on issues in which the information processing aspects of human performance are relevant. Finally, a minor in Methodology prepares a student to design research and analyze data in a wide variety of settings.

The D.C. Advantage

With a view of the U.S. Capital from O'Boyle Hall, the Psychology Department's location and proximity to major research institutions, government agencies, and non-profits in Washington, D.C. are invaluable

Off-campus research internships are available at major labs nearby, including Children’s National Medical Center, Washington VA Medical Center, Georgetown University Medical School, and the National Institutes of Health. A wide range of non-research internships are also available at national societies such as the American Psychological Association, American Association of Suicidology, and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, as well as at local agencies such as the FBI, crisis hotlines, centers for families and children, and outreach services for autistic children. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods in Psychology 
  • Statistics 
  • Historical and Biological Foundations 
  • Cognitive and Social Foundations 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24840 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    49680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24840 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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