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Human-Computer Interaction

Graduate Certificate

The field of human-computer interaction (HCI) touches almost everything we do. Drawing from business, psychology, computing, medicine, and other disciplines, its focus on the user experience and emerging technology is unique. In today's computer-driven world, the need to create effective, efficient, and satisfying interactions between humans and computer hardware and software is paramount.

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction focuses on the core theory and best practices of human-computer interaction. As a student in the program, you take core courses in HCI design, as well as specialized courses in the psychology of HCI, usability and evaluative methods, and prototyping for interactive systems.

By applying principles of interaction design, social science, and computing, you can design the next generation of smart devices and applications. In a world where more and more information is available and more devices are connected, the industry continues to seek and hire individuals who use HCI methods and tools to design a better user experience (UX) with information technology.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction prepares you for such careers as:

  • UX designer 
  • Interaction designer 
  • Information architect 
  • Web developer 
  • Applications developer 
  • Computer programmer 
  • Software developer 
  • Information systems manager 
  • Technical services manager 
  • Usability analyst 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction, you must complete 15 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Human-computer interaction core courses (12 credit hours) 
  • Specialization course (3 credit hours) 


To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree&
  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:
  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement (500-750 words)
  • Resume 
  • TOEFL score (minimum 100) or IELTS score (minimum 7.5) - international students only 


INFO-H 541Interaction Design Practice3 Credits
INFO-H 543Interaction Design Methods3 Credits
INFO-H 561Meaning and Form in Human Computer Interaction3 Credits
INFO-H 563Psychology of Human Computer Interaction3 Credits
INFO-H 517Visualization Design, Analysis, and Evaluation3 Credits
INFO-H 564Prototyping for Interactive Systems3 Credits
INFO-H 565Collaborative and Social Computing3 Credits
INFO-H 566Experience Design for Ubiquitous Computing3 Credits
INFO-H 599Topics in Human-Centered Computing1-3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $402.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1206.00

Note: Additional fees will apply. This program is eligible for financial aid at IUPUI.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $603.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1809.00
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