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Human-Computer Interaction, Undergraduate Certificate

With the IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction, you’ll understand the physical and psychological aspects of how people connect with technology in an increasingly digital world. This flexible certificate program prepares you to create better user experiences and evaluate technology for human purposes.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 15

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $317.26

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $412.44

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

Certificate Overview

Courses in your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction focus on psychology and design, allowing you to discover how to design technology to enable efficient and intuitive use. You’ll be prepared to design the next generation of smart devices and applications in an industry seeking people with HCI skills.

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:

  1. A bachelor's degree
  2. 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 

Note: This program is not eligible for financial aid.

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 courses

Core Classes for the Undergraduate 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 courses

Elective Classes for the Undergraduate Certificate in Human Computer Interaction
Course Number Course Name                                                    Credits
INFO-H 517 Visualization Design, Analysis, and Evaluation 3 Credits
INFO-H 564 Prototyping 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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