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# Master of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) [🔗](https://www.hcde.washington.edu/ms)

About Master of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) - University of Washington

Degree Offered Master of Science
Other Degrees Offered Bachelor of Science, Certificate
Duration 2 years
Location Seattle, Washington
Total Credits 48
Program Offered FALL
Deadline January 15
Offer Made March 15
Admission Type Regular Decision
STEM
Information Session Conducted click here to register

Entry Requirements for Master of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) - University of Washington

GRE
TOEFL** 106 (for non-native speakers)
Personal Statement
Personal Statement Word limit 1200 words
Letter of Recommendation 3
Resume / CV
Transcripts ✅ (unofficial)
Portfolio
Application Fee $85

**English proficiency can be shown in many ways, click here for more information

Personal Statement Prompt

How have your prior activities and experiences (e.g., things you have done at school, in the workplace, in your community, and/or extracurricular activities) prepared you for this program and this field? Please provide specific examples. [600 words maximum]

Please describe your particular interest in Human Centered Design & Engineering, and explain what specific elements of the program make it a good fit for you. How will this program assist you in your longer-term goals? Please provide specific examples. [600 words maximum]


Cost of Attendence at Master of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) - University of Washington

Cost (per Credit) (in-state) $860
Cost (per Credit) (out-of-state) $860
Approx. Total Cost $41,280

What’s special about Master of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) - University of Washington?

DRG’s (Directed Research Groups) 🔗

Faculty and research scientists in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering run directed research groups, which offer students a wide range of opportunities to do hands-on work, from conducting usability tests for local companies all the way to collecting data on communication issues internationally.

Microsoft Mentorship Program 🔗

UW’s Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) and the Microsoft Cloud + AI Studios team are continuing our year-long mentorship program for the 2020-21 academic year. 30-40 HCDE students will be matched with Microsoft mentors for one-on-one career coaching. Students will gain real world perspective and career guidance from working professionals in user research, UX design, content strategy, and product management.

UX Speaker Series 🔗

In winter quarter, the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering hosts a 10-week seminar series on User Experience (UX), where we welcome industry experts to speak about current issues and research in the field.

Study abroad in London 🔗

Join Human Centered Design & Engineering faculty members Drs. Brock Craft and Tyler Fox on an international exploration of Experience Design. London is a globally significant crossroads for creative cultures of all kinds, and has a thriving Design and UX scene. The city presents opportunities for developing a deeper understanding of how to engineer interactions and experiences. The program is designed for students who are eager to explore experience design in the diverse and rich context that is London.


Master of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) - University of Washington Course Ranking

Top 50 Best Value UX Design Graduate Programs #27 valuecolleges.com
Top UX School #3 topuxschool.com
Top UX Graduate Degree Programs #10 usertesting.com

Faculty at Master of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) - University of Washington 🔗

Faculty in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle collaborate throughout the university and beyond on their research. research_stats

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Research Areas at Master of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) - University of Washington

  • Influencing Behavior, Thinking, and Awareness 🔗
  • Design for Emergent Collaborations and Organizations 🔗
  • Low Resource and Underserved Populations 🔗
  • Material and Embodied Technologies 🔗
  • Data Science and Data Visualization 🔗
  • Learning in Professional and Technical Environments 🔗

Careers after Master of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) - University of Washington 🔗

Graduates from the University of Washington’s department of Human Centered Design & Engineering find careers as designers and researchers who improve people’s interactions with technology and the world around them.

Job Titles

  • 18% User Experience (UX) Designer
  • 17% User Experience (UX) Researcher or User Researcher
  • 7% Software Engineer

Salary Range

  • 25% of our survey respondents reported making between $100,000 and $120,000.
  • 18% were making between $80,000 and $100,000;
  • 14% more than $120,000 annually;
  • 11% between $70,000 and $80,000.

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Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design (MHCI+D) 🔗

Degree Offered Master of Science
Other Degrees Offered -
Duration 11 months
Location Seattle, Washington
Total Credits 46
Program Offered FALL
Deadline January 15
Offer Made March 15
Admission Type Regular Decision
STEM
Information Session Conducted click here to register

Entry Requirements for Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design (MHCI+D) - University of Washington

GRE
TOEFL** 106 (for non-native speakers)
Personal Statement
Personal Statement Word limit 500-800 words
Letter of Recommendation 3
Resume / CV
Transcripts ✅ (unofficial)
Portfolio 💡 (optional)
Application Fee $85

**English proficiency can be shown in many ways, click here for more information

Personal Statement Prompt

describe your interest in HCI and design, and explain what specific elements of the MHCI+D Program make it a good fit for you. How have your prior experiences (at school and in the workplace if applicable) prepared you for this program and this field? How will this program assist you in your longer-term goals? The personal statement is your opportunity to present your goals and experience as they relate to human-computer interaction and design. We’re interested in how you see the field and this program from your own personal perspective.


Cost of attendence for Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design (MHCI+D) - University of Washington

Cost (per Credit) (in-state) $1,098
Cost (per Credit) (out-of-state) $1,098
Approx. Total Cost $52,704

What’s special about Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design (MHCI+D) - University of Washington?

Capstone Projects 🔗

Capstone projects are focused on solving current problems in professional practice and may address domains such as health & wellbeing, the environment, education, assistive technology, retail, or travel. Student teams work with mentorship from industry advisors to apply iterative research, design, prototyping, and evaluation methods to produce a comprehensive solution or product design, and portfolio presentation.

Career Conference 🔗

MHCI+D’s annual Career Conference is a fantastic opportunity for industry and students to interact one-on-one and get to know each other. It’s not about who has jobs, it’s about building relationships with our graduates and they with you.

The Curriculum

Learn about core and elective classes that create the MHCI+D experience here


Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design (MHCI+D) - University of Washington Course Ranking

Top 50 Best Value UX Design Graduate Programs #17 valuecolleges.com
Top UX School #3 topuxschool.com

Faculty at Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design (MHCI+D) - University of Washington 🔗

Faculty in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle collaborate throughout the university and beyond on their research. research_stats

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Careers after Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design (MHCI+D) - University of Washington 🔗

As a student in the MHCI+D Program, your main focus is on coursework and learning as much as possible in the one year you are here. Building your skills and knowledge during the program is the single most important means of preparing for your career.

Job Titles

UX Designer 34% 62
Product Designer 21% 39
Interaction Designer 13% 24
User Researcher 11% 20
Design Technologist 4% 7
Other 16% 30

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