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University of Washington

Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering

Seattle, WA

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Overview

University of Washington / Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering is located in Seattle, WA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) User centered design
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Human centered design and engineering
Master of Science (MS) Human centered design and engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 76
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary, general, and final exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

814
Applied
218
Accepted
138
Enrolled
27%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 2nd December 2nd No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, personal statement of objectives
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, personal statement of objectives

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 623
TOEFL IBT score: 106

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 2
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

337
Total Graduate Students
28%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.82%
Black or African American 2.67%
White or Caucasian 39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 15.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.04%
Unknown 1.78%

Gender

Male (31%)
Female (68%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Influencing behavior, thinking, and awareness; design for emergent collaborations and organizations; low resource and underserved populations; material and embodied technologies; data science and data visualization; learning in professional and technical environments
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,531,000

Location & Contact

Address 428 Sieg Hall
Box 352315
Seattle, WA  98195-2315
United States
Contact Dr. Julie Kientz
Professor/Chair
Email: hcdechr@uw.edu
Phone: 206-543-2567
Fax: 206-543-8858

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