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Human-Computer Interaction, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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We are constantly interacting with devices in different ways – such as apps, websites, kiosks and cars – just to name a few. Human-computer interaction graduates go out into the world and improve the usability of these interfaces.

About

Our interdisciplinary degree integrates concepts and methods from computer science, graphic design and the social sciences. Drawing upon these concepts and methods, you will learn user-centered design approaches as you create information and communication technologies such as websites, mobile apps, computer games and software design.

Choose between two tracks designed to focus solely on HCI influences or a professional track infused with business courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction 
  • HCI Methods I - Design and Evaluation 
  • Graphical User Interfaces 
  • Software Design 
  • Seminar in Contemporary Topics in HCI 
  • HCI Project I 
  • HCI Project II
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official transcript
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • GRE scores (recommended)
  • Program advisement meeting
  • Purpose statement
  • Resume 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

  • In-State

    462 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 462 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Oswego

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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