Admissions Process

Students are admitted to the MS in Human-Computer Interaction program only in the fall semester;  entering classes range in size from 45 to 60 students.

NOTE:The GRE requirement is waived for students applying for admission in Fall 2023. GRE scores should not be submitted. If they are, they will not be taken into account during the application review process.

There is no advantage to having your application in early—review begins on the application due date of February 1, with most acceptance letters going out 5 to 6 weeks later. Rejection letters may take much longer to be sent out. We suggest not waiting until the last minute, as there are often delays in obtaining transcripts and letters of recommendation!

Due to the large number of MS-HCI applicants and to the fact that admission announcements are centralized within the Graduate Office, the timing of when you will receive your admission decision will vary from year-to-year. Admitted students are typically told by mid- to late-March. Rejected students will receive word later.  

 Complete the online application

During the online application process you will be given a choice of MS-HCI for each of the four schools:

  • Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (College of Computing) (Note: within Interactive Computing)
  • Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (Industrial Design)
  • Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (Literature, Communication and Culture) (Note: within Digital Media in what is now Literature, Media and Communications)
  • Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (Psychology)

A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better is expected. If your GPA is below the minimum, you are not automatically disqualified from consideration. We consider the strength of the overall application:  your educational and professional background, statement of purpose, resume, portfolio and letters of recommendation.

An internet project portfolio is required by LMC and ID and is encouraged but not required by Interactive Computing. It is not required for the Psychology track.

Georgia Tech requires that all applicants demonstrate proof of English language proficiency at the time of application. This page provides details about the requirements and ways to demonstrate proficiency.

There are now two tests that can fulfill this requirement, The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, of which only one is necessary. The minimum accepted TOEFL score for the HCI program is 100. The minimum accepted IELTS score is 7.5.

Tuition and fees for the program can be found on the bursar's website. Our tuition is higher than regular graduate tuition, so be sure to read down the tuition table to find MS-HCI.

If you have questions about the online application process, please refer to the FAQs for the GT Application (which also has a way to ask questions), and also the MS-HCI FAQs.

If you have questions about acceptance criteria or the curriculum or the various specializations, first review the MS-HCI FAQs, other pages under the admissions and program tabs, and then contact our program coordinator.

Last modified: Jan. 30, 2023