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


Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction 

Students in this rigorous doctoral program select one of our emphasis areas for their Ph.D. research -- social computing, research through design, technical HCI and learning sciences --  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 10, 2020 for a Fall 2021 start. 


Masters in Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI) 

Students in the 12-month, professional Masters in Human-Computer Interaction program 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 20, 2021 for a Fall 2021 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 10, 2020 for a Fall 2021 start. 


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

This year, the CMU School of Computer Science started a new undergraduate primary major in human-computer interaction. Prospective students can now apply to the School of Computer Science and, once accepted, have the opportunity to declare their major in the spring semester of freshman year.

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


Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for a paid 10-week research experience with us. We will host the Summer 2021 program from June 1 to August 6, 2021.

Learn more about the HCII's Summer Research Program
Apply to the HCII's Undergraduate Summer Research Program by January 15, 2021.