The Human-Computer Interaction Institute offers multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate educational programs that emphasize technology for the benefit of people and society.

Degree Programs


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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.

Ph.D. program overview →

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Master's Programs 

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.

View all of our human-centered master's programs → 

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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.

View all of our undergraduate HCI programs →

HCII Academic Resources

If you have a question related to HCI academics and courses, please contact our Academic Coordinator, Mark Beck.