Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors, M.Sc. | Michigan Technological University | Houghton, United States
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Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

12 months
23332 USD/year
23332 USD/year
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Influence the next generation of consumer products, technological systems, or other user environments. The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences at Michigan Technological University offers a MS degree in the Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors program.


The research-intensive Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors program of Michigan Technological University unites the expertise of multiple disciplines toward optimizing performance, health, and safety at the interface of humans and technology. Participating scholars include both human experts and built-systems experts, including psychologists, engineers, computer scientists, and usability specialists.

Job Market

There is a growing need for experts trained in human factors. Opportunities are expanding in all employment sectors, including industry, government, and academia. Nonprofits and consulting firms also employ human factors specialists. Common job titles in the area of human factors include:

  • Cognitive engineer
  • Customer-experience specialist
  • Ergonomist
  • Human-factors psychologist or engineer
  • Knowledge engineer
  • Usability specialist
  • Usability engineer
  • User-experience specialist
  • User-interface designer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Statistical Analysis and Design
  • Applied Cognitive Science
  • Human Factors
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Sensation and Perception

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's / Master's degree in a field related to Cognitive Science, Human Factors, or Ergonomics (Preferred but not required)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Résumé / Curriculum vitae
  • Admitted students generally have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Writing Sample (preferably related to the field of interest)
  • For Master's thesis and PhD, you must list faculty and areas of interest. Students must list at least one faculty member as a potential advisor whom they have contacted before applying.
  • TOEFL: Recommended Score of at least 90 iBT
  • Michigan Tech requires a minimum of 79 overall TOEFL or 6.5 overall IELTS score.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Houghton

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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