Tuition & Financial Aid
The Master of Human-Computer Interaction program is a one-year, three-semester master's degree that requires students to complete six core courses and five electives to graduate. Domestic students are able to join the MHCI program as a part-time student, but will require more time to complete it.
Full-time study is defined as taking at least 36 units or four courses per semester. Most courses are 9 or 12 units each. Part-time tuition will be charged at a per-unit basis.
Tuition for the MHCI program is calculated on a per semester basis. Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $23,000 per semester for full-time students. Please note: this cost is for tuition only, and does not include academic fees or other expenses. The Carnegie Mellon Board of Trustees determines tuition rates, and they may experience slights changes yearly. Tuition from previous years is provided only as a tool to help students estimate general costs. It is not the guaranteed tuition rate for future years. All tuition fees are subject to change.
The Master of Human-Computer Interaction program does not provide students with financial support. An excellent source for general information on financial aid can be found at FinAid. The Carnegie Mellon Financial Aid website and the Carnegie Mellon Fellowships and Scholarships Office are also available for assistance and advice on obtaining loans and/or fellowships.
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January 31, 2018
The application for the 2018 academic year will open in late September of 2017.