The MS program in Human-Centered Computing (HCC) is interdisciplinary in nature, building on significant strengths within the Information Systems Department and incorporating coursework from the Visual Arts Department. Human-Centered Computing focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive information technology systems that are both usable and accessible. Most fundamentally, the goal of Human-Centered Computing is an understanding of how humans interact with information technologies and to use this information to improve the lives of those individuals.
Students may be admitted to the program in either the Fall or Spring semesters. The MS program requires satisfactorily completing 30 credits (10 3-hour courses) at the graduate level. The deadlines for the MS Program are May 1 for Fall and October 1 for Spring. All application materials must be on file in the IS department, by the stated deadlines, for expeditious review - incomplete files will be kept open for the following semester admission decisions.