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University of Washington

Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering

Seattle, WA

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University of Washington

Overview

University of Washington / Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering is located in Seattle, WA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) User centered design
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Human centered design and engineering
Master of Science (MS) Human centered design and engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 74
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary, general, and final exams

Admissions

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, personal statement of objectives
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, personal statement of objectives

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 623
TOEFL IBT score: 106
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 28
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

234
Total Graduate Students
48%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
51%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.41%
Black or African American 2.56%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.43%
Asian 16.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 5.13%
Unknown 2.14%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Usability testing; rhetorical and empirical exploration of basic communication phenomena; computer documentation; technology assessment; educational assessment; Web, multimedia and user interface design
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,222,000

Location & Contact

Address 428 Sieg Hall
Box 352315
Seattle, WA  98195-2315
United States
Contact Dr. David McDonald
Professor/Chair
Email: hcdechr@uw.edu
Phone: 206-685-2945
Fax: 206-543-8858