Georgia Tech’s MS in Human-Computer Interaction (MS-HCI) degree is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for careers in the design and research of the next generation of human-computer interfaces. Our graduates work around the globe in HCI/UX positions at companies large and small.  

Students enter the program through one of the four participating schools, the choice of which reflects that student's intended area of specialization and background: 

  1. Industrial Design

  2. Interactive Computing

  3. Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC)

  4. Psychology

The degree requires 36 credit hours that are taken over four semesters. Degree requirements include:  

  • Required core courses: Design, User Research, and Professional Practice 

  • Elective courses selected from a student’s area of specialization 

  • General electives selected from relevant courses across campus 

  • A summer internship 

  • A Master’s project supervised by an HCI faculty member, possibly with a corporate partner 

A strength of this Program is its diverse community of students and network of alums. We encourage students with varied and eclectic backgrounds to apply, including those with previous work experience. Like the field of HCI, the fabric of our Program reflects a tapestry of perspectives, experiences, and expertise. 

Georgia Tech provides a rich environment for HCI studies. The faculty, research labs, courses, fellow students, related degree programs on campus, and setting in Midtown Atlanta provide a world-class setting in which to pursue the MS-HCI degree.