Application Deadline

Applications for Fall 2025 will open on October 1, 2024.

Details on coming Admissions Info Sessions will be posted by October on the How To Learn More page.

Admission Requirements

The following are the minimum admission requirements for the Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design (MHCI+D) program as set by the University of Washington Graduate School and the MHCI+D Program.

More details on these and other application materials are available below and on the FAQ page.

Required Application Materials

Application Steps

Step One: Prepare to Apply
    • Learn about the MHCI+D Program. Explore the information available on this website to learn about the program and how you might succeed here. We are looking for applicants who know how their background and this program fit well together.
    • Start preparing your personal statement and supplemental materials. These pieces will take the most work. Begin this early to ensure you will have time to put together a stronger case for your admission.
    • Get transcripts from each college or university attended. Download unofficial transcripts or scan printed copies; you will need them for the UW Graduate School application.
    • Identify people who are willing to write letters of recommendation for you. Three letters of recommendation are required to apply. Consider current or former employers or supervisors, as well as former teachers. Make sure the people you choose can judge your capacity to undertake graduate studies. You will need their email addresses for the Graduate School application.
    • GPA preparation. Identify the method you will use to calculate your GPA, and the conversion you will be performing if necessary. You will be asked to report this GPA on the application form itself.
Step Two: Apply
    • Once the application is available, start youronline applicationto the UW Graduate School. When you create your applicant profile, your login and password will allow you to save your application and return to it later.
    • To apply to the MHCI+D program, select "Human-Computer Interaction and Design" from ther program list
    • Upload all required documents
    • Designate the people who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you. Your recommenders will be sent an email with instructions directing them to a secure website to submit their letters.
    • Pay the nonrefundable $85 fee
    • Submit your application. After you’ve submitted your application, you cannot make further changes. You can check on its status at any time by logging into the application page.

More Information

Tips on the application materials

Some brief tips on the application materials can be found on this short video.
Answers to the most common application and admissions questions can be found in our FAQ page.