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Human-Computer Interaction, M.A.

Application Deadline

Rolling admission

Next start date

May 22, 2017

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The Human-Computer Interaction program at Oswego is the first program within the SUNY system dedicated to preparing professionals for careers related to human-computer interaction, user experience design and user-centered research. The program features a unique curriculum that prepares our students to guide the future of human and technology interactions.

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What you will study: 

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

  • HCI 500 - Introduction to Human Computer Interaction, credit: 3
  • HCI 510 - HCI Methods I - Design and Evaluation, credit: 3
  • HCI 520 - Graphical User Interfaces, credit: 3
  • HCI 530 - Software Design, credit: 3

Read more in the 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog.

All of my life I’ve been these two people. I am interested in science fiction and technology, and I’m also an artist and designer. HCI meant I could pursue all of those things.
Phillip Moore '11 M'14

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Learning outcomes: 

You will gain real world experience through projects that incorporate skills building, analyzing and improving human-computer interaction. 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. Ties with regional businesses provide opportunities for professional growth and exposure to the industry.

User Experience Designer

Graphical User Interface Designer

Front End Web Designer

Mobile App Developer

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