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Get where you need to go with UMBC’s flexible, affordable, top-ranked Master of Science in Human-Centered Computing graduate program. 

Grow your passion for understanding how humans interact with technology through our human-centered computing graduate program. Through engaging courses, you will focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of technology, and will use this knowledge in your career to improve the lives of individuals.

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Program Overview

Graduates from our human-centered computing graduate program have moved on to impactful, high profile positions in both the government and private sector. No matter your career goals, we offer courses and connections to turn your passion into a rewarding career.

The program offers academic options to fit student goals: 

  • Practitioner focus for those who wish to become user experience, information architecture, or usability professionals.
  • Research focus for those who are interested in pursuing a master’s thesis and possibly apply to a PhD program.
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30 credits

$659 / credit – Maryland resident

$1,132 / credit – Non resident


UMBC Main Campus,
Catonsville, MD

Time To Complete

The program is offered full-time and part-time.

Application Deadlines

Spring Semester 2020 – October 1

Fall Semester 2021 – May 15

UMBC Overview

Welcome to our community of inquiring minds! UMBC is a dynamic public research university that redefines excellence in higher education. We offer an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds — and we look forward to you being a part of it.

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