Typical Course Schedule

Most of your first semester will be required core courses, plus a specialization or elective course. Beyond that, your schedule is very flexible. During the second year you take six project credits, usually 3–3 (three each semester) but possibly 2–4 or 4–2 for load balancing, along with the second 6753 Professional Preparation and Practice Seminar.

A total of 36 credits are required for the degree; as a full-time student you need to take a complete 12-credit course load. This is typically accomplished by adding to the required courses a variety of one-credit seminars that require only attendance and participation but no assignments or tests. This is also possible by registering 1-6 credits for a GRA/GTA. 

Required core and project courses are in bold; typical seminars used to add credit hours are listed in italics.

First Fall Semester (11 hours toward degree) First Spring Semester (9 hours toward degree)
PSYC 6023—Psychological Research Methods for HCI (4) Specialization or Elective (3)
CS 8803—Human-Computer Interaction (3) Specialization or Elective (3)
CS/ID/LMC/PSYC 6753—Professional Preparation and Practice (1) Specialization or Elective (3)
   
Specialization or Elective (3) CS 8001—GVU Seminar (1)
CS 8001 GVU Seminar (1) CS 8001—Aware Home Seminar (1)
  CS 8001—Seminar (1)
Second Fall Semester (10 credits toward degree) Second Spring Semester (6 credits toward degree)
CS/ID/LMC/PSYC 6998—MS-HCI Project (3) CS/ID/LMC/PSYC 6998—MS-HCI Project (3)
CS/ID/LMC/PSYC 6753—Professional Preparation and Practice (1) Specialization or Elective (3)
Specialization or Elective (3) CS/LMC/PSYC 8903; ID 8900-INT—Special Topics (with your project advisor) (3)
Specialization or Elective (3) CS 8001—GVU Seminar (1)
CS 8001—GVU Seminar (1) CS 8001—Aware Home Seminar (1)
CS 8001—Seminar (1) CS 8001—Seminar (1)
Last modified: Mar. 29, 2017