Master of Science in Human Factors Engineering

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Human Factors Engineering is the study of the interaction of humans with technology. Human Factors Engineering is sometimes also referred to as "Engineering Psychology" or "Ergonomics." This is a rapidly growing field with wide engineering and non-engineering applications.

Our programs update your skills and prepare you for success, whether you’re going into the industry or pursuing further graduate education. Ready for a career move? The M.S. program in Human Factors Engineering provides a rigorous academic environment for advanced graduate study.

The program offers specialized courses, training, and research opportunities in the human-centered aspects of engineering activities such as:

  • Medical devices and systems design
  • Product design
  • Computer-interface design
  • Ergonomics
  • Workplace safety

Applicants are admitted to this program on the basis of their educational qualifications. It is expected that applicants to the Human Factors program will have a BS in engineering, natural science, or psychology. Relevant course work and research experience may be considered for non-engineering students. More detailed descriptions of all application requirements can be found on the graduate admissions website.

Short on time? A four-course certificate program offers foundational courses in the theory and methods of your area of interest. The Department offers a Certificate in Human Factors in Medical Devices and Systems.