The Master of Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI) program at Carnegie Mellon University is the first program in the world dedicated to preparing professionals for careers related to human-computer interaction, user experience design and user-centered research.
The MHCI program integrates service and design thinking into a rigorous HCI curriculum that prepares our students to design and guide the future of human and technology interactions.
The MHCI Experience
During the first semester, students learn core HCI methodologies and techniques in the required classes, while customizing their academic experience with the immense selection of electives across all of the schools at Carnegie Mellon University.
While completing the second and third semesters, students continue their diverse electives and complete a substantial industry capstone project with an external client. Our alumni praise the capstone course as being one of the most instrumental courses in their academic career.
Since our first graduating class in 1997, we have graduated over 700 MHCI students who are defining the ways humans interact with technology. They are user researchers, experience designers, product managers, entrepreneurs and business owners, and software developers. More importantly, they are strategizing and defining the future of technology in companies across the globe.
We are no longer accepting applications for the fall 2019 cohort of the MHCI program.
The application for the fall 2020 cohort will open by October 2019.
Learn more about the interdisciplinary core courses that shape the curriculum for the MHCI program.