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Human-Computer Interaction, Graduate Certificate

Learn to apply the principles of interaction design, social science, and computing with IU Online's Human-Computer Interaction Graduate Certificate. This flexible, online certificate program prepares you to create effective user experiences and understand our relationship with technology in a variety of fields.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 15

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $414.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $621.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Certificate Overview

As a student in the Human-Computer Interaction Graduate Certificate program, you'll take courses in HCI design, as well as specialized courses in user psychology and sociology, usability and evaluative methods, and prototyping for interactive systems. You'll also develop skills in user experience design and information technology to create engaging experiences in a variety of career disciplines.


You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
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 

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 

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) 

Core Classes

Core Classes for the Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction
Course Number Course Name Credits
INFO-H 541 Interaction Design Practice 3 Credits
INFO-H 543 Interaction Design Methods 3 Credits
INFO-H 561 Meaning and Form in Human Computer Interaction 3 Credits
INFO-H 563 Psychology of Human Computer Interaction 3 Credits

Elective Classes

Core Classes for the Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction
Course Number Course Name    Credits
INFO-H 517 Visualization Design, Analysis, and Evaluation      3 Credits
INFO-H 564 Prototypying for Interactive Systems 3 Credits
INFO-H 565 Collaborative and Social Computing 3 Credits
INFO-H 566 Experience Design for Ubiquitous Computing 3 Credits
INFO-H 599 Topics in Human-Centered Computing 1-3 Credits

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