Established in 1997, the Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction offers an empirical approach to digital design. This interdisciplinary, collaborative program is a cooperative effort of the College of Computing; the School of Psychology; and the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Coordinated and administered through Georgia Tech's Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center, the program provides students with the practical, interdisciplinary skills and theoretical understanding they will need to become leaders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the computer interfaces of the future. It was the first such program in Georgia, and one of a small but growing number internationally.
The core is divided into fixed and flexible sets. Students are required to complete the three courses in the fixed core and a subset of courses in the flexible core based on their academic background. The specific courses for each student will be determined through advisement by the Program Coordinator in consultation with their academic unit. The area specialization courses are determined by the academic unit in which the student resides.