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The Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science (SCS) is currently accepting applications for the following academic programs.


Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction

Students in this rigorous doctoral program can select an emphasis area for their Ph.D. research from the areas of social computing, research through design, technical HCI and learning sciences, or they can or propose another area that better matches their interests.

Learn more about the HCII’s Ph.D. program or apply now via the SCS Graduate Application

Apply by December 9th, 2021 for a Fall 2022 start. 


Masters in Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI) 

The 12-month, professional Masters in Human-Computer Interaction program begins in August. MHCI students begin with a solid foundation of HCI methodologies, customize the program with interdisciplinary electives, and finish the program with the flagship MHCI Capstone course -- a user-centered research and design team project with an external industry client.

Learn more about the MHCI program or apply online to the MHCI program

Apply by January 15, 2022 for a Fall 2022 start.  


Masters in Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS)

The METALS program applies HCI and psychology principles to the science and experience of learning. Students design, develop and evaluate educational technologies and learning environments during this program that also ends with a final Capstone project.

Learn more about the METALS program or apply now via the online SCS Graduate Application

Apply by December 9, 2021 for a Fall 2022 start. 


Accelerated Masters of Human-Computer Interaction (AMHCI)

CMU undergrads in one of our HCI majors can apply for admission to this accelerated masters program. Admitted AMHCI students begin the program in the spring of their senior year, which allows them to complete the master’s degree in as little as two semesters (8 months) after completing their undergraduate degree.

Learn more about the AMHCI program. Current CMU seniors can apply to the Accelerated MHCI program by November 1 to be considered for a spring semester start.  


Bachelor of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (BS in HCI)

The Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science now offers an undergraduate primary major in human-computer interaction. Prospective students can apply to the School of Computer Science and, once accepted, have the opportunity to declare their major in the spring semester of their first year.

Learn more about the BS in HCI program or apply now via Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Admissions