Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design Program(MHCID) | UC Irvine

Public land grant university in Irvine, California

Last Updated on Fri, 15 Jan 2021

Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design Program(MHCID) 🔗

About Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design Program(MHCID) - UC Irvine

Degree Offered Master of Science
Other Degrees Offered Master of Informatics
Duration 1 year
Classes in-person (only local residants of US) as well as Online
Location Irvine, California
Program Offered FALL
Deadline March 31
Admission Type Regular Decision
Information Session Conducted click here to register

Entry Requirements for Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design Program(MHCID) - UC Irvine

GRE or Portfolio ✅ (Portfolio Recommended)
TOEFL 80 (for non-native speakers. read more )
Personal Statement
Personal Statement Word limit -
Letter of Recommendation 3
Resume / CV
Transcripts ✅ (unofficial)
Application Fee $105

International Students Notice

If you are here already on some kind of non-education related visa (marriage and family, work, etc.), you should be eligible to enroll in our program without trouble. However, we encourage you to check with our international center as well as an immigration attorney. You do not need a student visa to join our program, and therefore we do not support you in getting one through the program. Because it is low-residency, meaning we do not require you to be on campus for more than a week at at time, we do not at this time have the ability to offer I-20s. Again, for additional questions, please consult with our international center and an immigration attorney.

Personal Statement Prompt

Tell us a bit about why you want to join this program, where you see this program fitting in to your broader career trajectory, your future career goals, and so on.


Cost of attendence for Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design Program(MHCID) - UC Irvine

Total Cost (in-state) $51,800
Total Cost (out-of-state) $51,800

What’s special about Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design Program(MHCID) - UC Irvine?

Learning in a year

In just one year, students will learn: * Theories of human behavior and cognition * To develop user facing software, including high and low fidelity prototypes * The place for user experience in the software development life cycle Visual design * Empirical methods and analysis * Ideation and design processes * To develop personas, scenarios, and storyboards for explaining user needs and design solutions * To communicate effectively with clients, software developers, and within teams * Legal requirements for accessible systems and principles of universal design * Current trends in user experience

Capstone Project 🔗

Capstone projects occur over the final six months of the program and are focused on bringing together all of the skills and knowledge developed throughout the project. Project teams work together to solve a variety of user experience challenges in nearly any domain (education, the environment, healthcare, retail, and more) working with an external client. Iterative research, design, development, and evaluation are the keys to success in the capstone projects. All projects are presented during the Summer Finale at the end of the program.

UX Career Conference 🔗

UC Irvine’s Executive Masters of Human-Computer Interaction and Design Program will host their annual UX Career Conference on Friday, September 10, 2021, This mini-conference is specifically designed for UX professionals, industry executives, and UX recruiters. More information coming soon.


Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design Program(MHCID) - UC Irvine Course Ranking

Top 50 Best Value UX Design Graduate Programs #3 valuecolleges.com
Top UX School #1 topuxschool.com (other)

Faculty at Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design Program(MHCID) - UC Irvine 🔗

The MHCID program is housed in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine, a leading department in the intersection of people, design, and technology. The department is home to four ACM fellows, four members of the CHI Academy, three endowed chairs, and numerous winners of other prestigious awards. The MHCID program draws faculty members from a myriad of backgrounds to create a rich environment in which students can draw upon a wide range of expertise. Faculty come from across UCI and from industry. Students in the MHCID program will have the opportunity to interact closely with these faculty and with the prestigious members of our industry advisory board. research_stats

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Research Areas at Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design Program(MHCID) - UC Irvine

Project teams work together to solve a variety of user experience challenges in nearly any domain (education, the environment, healthcare, retail, and more) working with an external client.


Careers after Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design Program(MHCID) - UC Irvine

Yes! Our Program Director works alongside student affairs, our industry advisory board, and the program faculty to support career development and placement.


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