Concentration in Human Computer Interaction

The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) concentration is designed to prepare you for a career in user experience, interaction design, usability and information architecture. With the pervasive use of information technology across all organizations, these qualifications are highly sought after. Classes emphasize project experience as they cover human-centered design methods, theory and practice.

You Will Complete the Following Coursework

Both of the following courses:

  • MI844 Interaction Design
  • MI842 Design and Development of Media Projects

One of the following courses:

  • COM803 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
  • MI841 Understanding Users

One of the following courses:

  • MI820 Theories of Media and Information
  • MI831 Theories of Games and Interaction for Design
  • MI845 Human Computer Interaction

Additional elective coursework at the 400-level or above to meet the 30 credits required for the degree. The course work must be approved by the student’s academic advisor and at least 15 credits in the degree must be at the 800-level or above.

Optional - Serious Game Design & Research Graduate Certificate

HCI students are given the option to acquire a Serious Game Design and Research Certificate while working toward their M.A. degree. Learn to use games for more than entertainment, such as training, education and lifelong learning.


Questions? For more information, contact:

Casey O'Donnell
Associate Professor, Media and Information