Human Factors, M.A. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Human Factors Program from 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 of the Human Factors program from Catholic University of America, 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.

What you'll study

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. Applied psychologists can look for jobs as research and administrative consultants in corporate, industrial, and government 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. 

Degree requirements

The M.A. in Human Factors is awarded after 32 hours of coursework (including research experience), successful completion of a written comprehensive examination, and successful defense of a master's thesis. Students are required to take six credits of approved coursework in their areas of concentration.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods in Psychology 
  • Statistics 
  • Historical and Biological Foundations 
  • Cognitive and Social Foundations 
  • Three General Electives
  • Two Specialization Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


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

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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