Application Deadlines

Applications for Fall 2017 are no longer being accepted.

We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2017. Late applications will not be reviewed. You will be notified of an admission decision by late March. A new cohort for the MHCID graduate program starts each fall. Applications for Fall 2018 will be received starting in October.

Admission Requirements

The following are the minimum admission requirements for the Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design program as set by the University of Washington Graduate School

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the last graded 60 semester credits or 90 graded quarter credits
  • Demonstrated English-language proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English (We no longer accept IELTS scores.)

Required Application Materials

Application Steps

Step One: Prepare to Apply
  • 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 (Step Two).
  • 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.
  • Schedule and take the GRE (if included). GRE scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service using institution code 4854 for the University of Washington.
Step Two: Apply
  • Start your online application to the UW Graduate School. Create an applicant profile. Your login and password will allow you to save your application and return to it later.
  • For MHCI+D program, select Design-Use-Build
  • Upload all required documents
  • Designate the people who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you. Your designees will be sent an email with instructions directing them to a secure website to submit their letters
  • Pay the nonrefundable fee

After you’ve submitted your application, you cannot made further changes. You can check on its status at any time by logging into the application page.