Human-Computer Interaction (MA)

Human-Computer Interaction
Master of Arts
Become more than a user. As a student in the HCI program, you’ll learn about the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems. You will learn skills that are in high demand - U.S. News & World Report recently listed HCI as one of the strongest future career areas.
Develop a wide range of skills

In this interdisciplinary program, you will learn the skills to design both computer hardware and software that is functional, efficient and gratifying to use. Your curriculum will include courses in computer science, psychology, and graphic design, among others, that will deepen your knowledge of the domain. With that knowledge, you will learn your skills by practicing alongside esteemed faculty.

Exciting experience outside the classroom

You will gain real world experience through projects that incorporate skills building, analyzing and improving human-computer interaction. Past student projects measuring emotion through Xbox’s Kinect, using NAO robots as effective means to deliver health care messages, and more. Students in this program often receive funding through fellowships to work on large scale projects with major businesses like Welch Allyn, MedTech and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Ready to apply?
Admission requirements
Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
GPA of at least 3.0
Purpose Statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to this master’s degree program. Identify any particular area of interest within the major field you are applying to, your plans for future occupation and/or profession and any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your preparation and your fitness for graduate study at SUNY Oswego.
Two letters of recommendation
GRE test scores
Application deadline
July 1 (Suggested)
Length of program
33 credit hours
Application Fee
$65 application fee
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Professional Science Master's
This track is designed to give you the skills to excel in a career that incorporates both science and management. You will learn career skills and gain real world experience through internship opportunities with area companies and working on collaborative projects. As a graduate of the PSM track, you will have an understanding of technical terms and business language to prepare for a career in industry, government or business.
Dan Young worked with the NAO robots (above) as part of his summer project, researching robots effects on health care messages.
The Human-Computer Interaction program allows students to focus their research on their own interests in computer science. Dan Young's project centered around NAO robots, health care and children.