Future Students

Admission Requirements


Applicants to the Master's program in Human Centered Design & Engineering must have a Bachelor's degree by the time the program begins in autumn quarter to be considered. The department does not collect GRE scores. International applicants whose native language is not English and were educated in a language other than English must meet certain language requirements. More for International Applicants »

Application Materials

The HCDE application materials include three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. Applicants submit materials to the University of Washington's Graduate School online application. See all application materials »


HCDE admits Master's students to begin autumn quarter only. Students are encouraged to begin collecting application materials at least two months before the deadline to ensure submission is complete on or before the due date. 

Next Application Deadline: January 16, 2018

The 2017 admissions cycle is closed. Applications are due January 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. All materials (including unofficial transcripts and recommendations) must be received by this deadline in order to be considered for the 2018 Autumn cycle.

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