The Human-Computer Interaction Institute offers multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate educational programs that emphasize technology for the benefit of people and society.
Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction
Our Ph.D. Program in Human-Computer Interaction is rigorous, creative, and deeply interdisciplinary. Each year, we admit a small group of students that studies with both the founders of the field of HCI and the newest generation of top scholars.
The HCII offers several 1-year professional master's programs, enabling HCI graduate students to advance their skills in subject areas including user-centered research, interaction design, product design, and product management. The online application, admissions window, and semester start date vary by individual program.
Undergraduate Human-Computer Interaction programs
Carnegie Mellon undergraduates have several opportunities to study human-computer interaction (HCI). From adding a minor or concentration to another interdisciplinary degree, to now declaring a primary major in HCI, students have several HCI program options.
HCII Academic Resources
- Visit the HCI Courses page for an overview of our course offerings, which vary by semester
- View the official course schedule on the CMU Schedule of Classes website
- Learn more about current Independent Study opportunities with us
Please contact our HCI Academic Coordinator, Mark Beck, if you have any HCI academic or student services questions.