Jul 15, 2024  
Graduate Catalog | 2024-2025 
Graduate Catalog | 2024-2025

Human-Computer Interaction, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Human Computer Interaction provides both knowledge and skills in the human-centered design of interfaces for software applications.  Students are provided with a basic understanding of human-centered design methods, as well as practical experience with techniques for designing, prototyping, implementing, and evaluating user interfaces.  

The certificate is awarded upon completion of four graduate level courses (12 credit hours) in the area of human-computer interaction and design.  Requests for related course substitutions may be approved at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director. 

The graduate certificate may act as a standalone graduate option for post-baccalaureate and post-master’s students, or may be pursued concurrently with a related graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte.  The 12 credit hours in the certificate program may be applied to the graduate programs in the Department of Software and Information Systems with approval of the department Graduate Program Director.

All requirements must be completed within five years of studies, starting from the time when the first course for the certificate is taken.  Coursework taken for one graduate certificate may not be counted towards a second graduate certificate.

Admission Requirements

This graduate certificate program is open to all applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body, with a minimum overall GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.  The requirements on GPA may be waived if an applicant is currently enrolled and in good standing in a graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte.  Applicants should also have either a degree in or minimum one year of work experience in computing, digital communication, design, web development, or other related areas.

Certificate Requirements

Total = 12 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

The cumulative GPA for the courses in the program must be a minimum of 3.0.