Human Computer Interaction


Program Information:

Program Statement:
    The HCI graduate major reflects a broad recognition in academia and industry of the need to train researchers to meet the challenges created by today’s breakneck pace of technological progress. HCI graduate students benefit from interacting with ISU faculty from departments representing every college in the University as well as researchers at the Virtual Reality Applications Center.
Degrees Offered:
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Master of Human Computer Interaction (M.H.C.)
  • Online Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Online Master of Human Computer Interaction (M.H.C.)
Program Handbook(s):
Learning Goals:
  • Design and evaluate systems with a user-centered design lens
  • Participate in a multidisciplinary product development team
  • Choose and apply an appropriate user-centered design approach
  • Identify key players and organizations in HCI
  • Use theories and models in the HCI field
  • Describe emerging technology trends

Program Contact:

Contact: Tiffany Kayser
Phone: 515-294-2089
E-mail Address:

Admission Requirements:

Graduate College Requirements:
  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
Program Specific Requirements:
  • Any applicant that has taken the GRE is encouraged to submit their scores, but they are not required.
  • Program Requires GRE: No
  • Program Requires GMAT: No
  • Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No
International Requirements:
  • Financial Statement: Application
  • English Proficiency Minimum:
    TOEFL Paper (PBT) 587
    TOEFL Internet (iBT) 95
    IELTS 7
    PTE 65
    Duolingo (approved through spring 2025) 105

Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
    The new application deadline for Fall 2023 applications is February 7, 2023. The application deadline for the on-campus MS and PhD programs is February 7 for Fall admission and October 1 for Spring admission. Applications for the online Master of Human Computer Interaction (MHC) are due by July 15 for Fall admission, December 15 for Spring admission, and April 15 for Summer admission.
Application Details:
    International students who wish to enroll in Online Degree programs for study within the U.S., please contact , for additional information.

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