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Application Deadline

Applications for Fall 2019 are now being accepted. Deadline to apply: January 15, 2019.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • A minimum 3.2 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Demonstrated English-language proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English

Required Application Materials


Application Steps

Step One: Prepare to Apply
  • Learn about the MHCI+D Program. Explore the information available on this website and elsewhere to learn about the program and how you might succeed here. We are looking 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, and if you begin early 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 (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.
  • 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
  • After the application is available, in October, 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 Human-Computer Interaction and Design
  • Upload all required documents
  • Designate the people who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you. Your recommenders will be immediately sent an email with instructions directing them to a secure website to submit their letters.
  • Pay the nonrefundable fee
  • Submit your application. 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.

More Information

Answers to many of the most common application and admissions questions can be found in our FAQ page.