The small and select group of students that we admit each year study with both the founders of the field of HCI and the newest generation of top scholars. Learn more about our program.
Our doctoral students engage in research from the moment they arrive, and take courses from across the computer sciences, the behavioral sciences, and the field of design.
The HCII doctoral program offers an inspiring, collaborative, and supportive atmosphere for graduate study. PhD students with a range of backgrounds and interests are challenged with tracks allowing for specialization. HCII graduates have become the face of HCI across the world, pushing the boundaries of the kinds of problems that HCI addresses, and inventing the tools and methods used to address those problems. Our graduates carry out this mission through faculty positions in the top-ranked academic departments and positions in the major industry research laboratories.
We invite you to learn more about our PhD Program by visiting the following pages:
Becoming part of the PhD program means becoming part of our exceptional community. Please explore this website, contact our faculty, and apply to become part of our program.
Application for Fall 2021 is now open.
Early Application Deadline (Reduced Fee) - November 19th, 2020 (11:59a.m. EST)
Final Application Deadline - December 10th, 2020 (11:59a.m. EST)
Submit your application via the CMU School of Computer Science common online application.
If you have any questions, please email hciiphd [at] cs.cmu.edu.
If you're from a background that is underrepresented in academia, students in current PhD students in the department have volunteered to help applicants in with your application. This is an unofficial resource, but one that we highly recommend:
Get assistance with your application.