International StudentsThe Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design welcomes and encourages international applicants. You are considered an international applicant if you are not a U.S. citizen, immigrant or lawful permanent resident. International students must have a visa status that allows academic study at the University of Washington. For more information, see the UW Graduate School’s FAQs for International Students and UW Office of International Student Services. International applicants must meet all application requirements for the program as well as English language proficiency (see Admissions for more information). If test scores are submitted as the demonstration of English language proficiency, the program requires the following minimum score on one of the tests below for an application to be reviewed:
TOEFL Scores: TOEFL iBT: 106, with a speaking subscore of at least 26. (We accept MyBest TOEFL composite scores as a means of meeting these requirements.) Scores must be less than two years old at the application deadline.
IELTS scores: IELTS: 7.5, with a speaking module score of at least 8.0. Scores must be less than two years old at the application deadline.
DUOLINGO scores: Minimum score of 125. Scores must be less than two years old at the application deadline.
If you are submitting your US degree as proof of English language proficiency, additional steps may be required, such as an interview.