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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) 


  • 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 564 Prototyping 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

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $357.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1071.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $977.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2931.00

Additional fees will apply.

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