Where to study HCI?

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by emmzee, Mar 26, 2009.

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  1. emmzee

    emmzee Guest

    Hey all, lately I've been thinking about returning to school to study HCI (Human Computer Interaction) ... my education so far is:

    BA - Information Systems & Human Behavior, University of Guelph

    Also a MTS from Tyndale Seminary in Toronto but that doesn't really apply :) The BA degree is interdisciplinary degree, like a comp sci degree with psych courses instead of math. My grades weren't great, not terrible but not great either, when I was doing my BA.

    Anyone have suggestions re where a good place to study would be ... that I would likely be accepted? :D I've found these lists ...

    http://www.humanfactors.com/downloads/degrees.asp

    http://hcibib.org/education/

    But aren't really sure where to start ...
     
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Hi emmzee - I don't really have an answer to your question (sorry) but if I was in your position I would be looking at the companies/people who do what you want to do and then looking at their resumes to see where they went to school.

    My experience has been that if you can get to the point where you've identified specific people who are doing what you'd like to do they are, generally, very willing to give a few words of career-oriented advice. Mostly, people love to talk to other people who have the same interests.

    Good luck.
     
  3. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    Rensselaer offers an online certificate and M.S. in HCI

    Iowa State University also offers an online certificate and M.S. in HCI.


    Good Luck!
     
  4. emmzee

    emmzee New Member

    Hi, thank you for your responses so far! :) I have been looking around on my own and found that Bentley University offers a distance ed program in HCI (with one short on-campus visit):
    http://www.bentley.edu/ms/mshfid.cfm

    It's the "cheapest" accredited masters program of this type that I've found so far (that's distance ed, anyways) ... approx $33,000 from my calculations, whereas Rensselaer is about $37k and Iowa State seems to be $52k for out-of-staters?!

    Anyone have opinions on Bentley University, either how it is to study through there or about its general reputation?
     

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