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Human-Computer Interactions
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Certificate Overview

A Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Program is administered by the Center for Human-Computer Interaction and offered in conjunction with either a master's or doctoral degree in most departments.  It gives graduate students the opportunity to develop their skills in HCI through courses and through their thesis or dissertation work.
How to Apply:
Fill out the online application for participation in the certificate program.
Upon processing of the application, you will be contacted
with information about the submission of additional
required materials. Thank you for your interest.

Admission Requirements

Any student who has gained admission to a graduate program at Virginia Tech is eligible to take part in the HCI Certificate program.

Course Requirements

Master's degree students complete 9 hours and doctoral students 15 hours of coursework for the certificate; at least two of the courses taken must be outside the student's degree program requirements and home department. These courses should be relevant to HCI; any exceptions to courses not on the web site must be cleared by the certificate coordinator. If the student writes a thesis or dissertation, it must be related to human-computer interaction. Students can normally fit the requirements for the certificate into their program of graduate study so that the time needed to complete the graduate degree in their basic discipline is not extended by simultaneously pursuing the certificate.