Apply now for our academic programs

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 select an emphasis area for their Ph.D. research -- including 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

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 to the MHCI program.

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.

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

This year, the Carnegie Mellon University 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.

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