MS in Human-Computer Interaction (DA only)

DePaul University-International Study Centre, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 35,597

Course Accredited By

HLC

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship

The Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) prepares students to ideate, design, implement, and evaluate computer-based technologies so they are useful and usable for end users.

This interdisciplinary degree integrates concepts and methods from computer science, graphic design and the social sciences. Drawing upon these concepts and methods, students learn user-centered and participatory design approaches as they create information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as dynamic web sites, mobile apps and desktop applications. Particular emphasis is given to ICT evaluation, exploratory user research, information architecture, interaction design, and prototype development.


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Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • September 2022

 Entry requirements
 Postgraduate

 Standard GPP: 2-Quarter

  • TOEFL (iBT) 70 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 48-52
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 95
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Extended GPP: 3-Quarter

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 44-47
  • Pearson Versant NOT ACCEPTED
  • Duolingo 90
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 1-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 55 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42-43
  • Pearson Versant 61-64 (no subscore below 37)
  • Duolingo 85
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 2-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 4.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 37-41
  • Pearson Versant 58-60 (no subscore below 35)
  • Duolingo 80
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 3-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 40 overall
  • IELTS 4.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 30-3z
  • Pearson Versant 47-57
  • Duolingo 70
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 4-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 32 overall
  • IELTS 3.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant 36-46
  • Duolingo 65
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Curriculum Requirements
Introductory Courses
IT 411 Scripting for Interactive Systems
HCI 406 Web Site Design for HCI
HCI 412 HCI Design Fundamentals I
IT 403 Statistics and Data Analysis
Foundation Courses
The following Foundation Courses are listed in the suggested sequence for the program.

HCI 440 Introduction to User-Centered Design
HCI 450 Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction
HCI 430 Prototyping and Implementation
Students currently taking Foundation Courses may also register for Major Elective Courses if they have successfully completed the prerequisites for those courses.

Advanced Courses
The following Advanced Courses are listed in the suggested sequence for the program.

HCI 445 User Research Methods
HCI 454 Interaction Design and Information Architecture
or HCI 457 Information Architecture and Content Strategy
HCI 460 Usability Evaluation Methods
HCI 472 HCI Design Fundamentals II


Major Elective Courses
Students must complete 16 credit hours elective courses from the lists below. At least one of the major electives must be from this first list:

HCI 511 Accessibility Considerations in HCI
HCI 514 Global User Research
HCI 515 Design Ethnography
HCI 520 Learner-Centered Design


Additional HCI Electives
HCI 421 Designing for Content Management Systems
HCI 422 Multimedia
HCI 512 Information Visualization and Infographics
HCI 522 UX Strategy and Web Analytics
HCI 530 Mobile Design
HCI 545 Embodied Interaction
HCI 553 Social Interaction Design
HCI 558 Interaction Design and Analysis
HCI 580 User Experience Design Practicum
HCI 590 Topics in Human-Computer Interaction
HCI 596 HCI Research Capstone


Non-HCI Electives open to all HCI students
CNS 440
DSC 423 Data Analysis and Regression
DSC 424 Advanced Data Analysis
DSC 465 Data Visualization
CSC 587 Cognitive Science
ECT 455 E-Commerce Web Site Engineering
ECT 480 Intranets and Portals
ECT 586 Customer Relationship Management Technologies
GAM 424 Game Design Workshop
IS 451 Database Design for Information Systems (Formerly CSC 451)
IS 485 Requirements Elicitation, Analysis, and Specification
IS 511 Social Issues of Computing
IS 570 Managing Change for Digital Transformation
IT 432 Web Architecture
IT 590 Topics in Information Technology


MKT 555 Marketing Management
PM 430 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
or SE 477 Software and Systems Project Management
PM 440 Collaborative Technologies for Leading Projects
PSY 404 Perception and Cognition
PSY 473 The Psychology of Judgment and Decision- Making
PSY 680 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
SE 430 Object Oriented Modeling
SE 482 Requirements Engineering
Open Elective Courses
Student must complete 4 credit hours from advisor-approved CDM elective. Open elective courses are in the range of 421-699 and must be from the College of CDM.

Graduate

 Extended GGP (3 quarter) $22,269 CDM (College of Computing and Digital Media)

 $24,921 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business) 

Standard GGP (2 quarter) $18,566 CDM (College of Computing and Digital Media) $21,212 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business) 

Pre-Sessional English (1-2 Quarters) $3,703 per quarter

 Direct Admission (varies by program) $21,859 - $35,597

 Estimated Room, Board & Fees $11,251 - $16,877 Graduate Pathway Scholarship available upto $4,000 

Graduate Direct Admission Scholarships available upto $5,000 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business)

*Direct Admission Scholarship is available in each year.

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