Future Students

Tuition and Fees

The Master of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering is 48 credits total and takes most students two years to complete.

Tuition for the Master's program will cost $828 per credit for Academic Year 2019–2020. Tuition rates may experience modest changes yearly and this estimate is provided solely for planning purposes. 

Full Time Enrollment

Students who attend full time typically take 10 credits per quarter, totaling $8,612 per quarter for tuition, including estimated fees. The estimated total cost breakdown for the 2019–2020 academic year is shown below:

$8,280* Tuition for 10 credits ($828/credit)
$246 Quarterly student fees (Student Activities & Services, UPass, IMA, etc)
$41 Quarterly student technology fee
$45 Quarterly registration fee
$8,612 per quarter (assuming 10 credits)

Part Time Enrollment

Students who attend part time can anticipate the following estimated cost per quarter:

$3,312* Tuition for 4 credits ($828/credit)
$141 Other mandatory fee
$23 Quarterly student technology fee
$45 Quarterly registration fee
$3,521 per quarter (assuming 4 credits)

*Note: The quarterly tuition and fees total estimates do not include the cost for books and other course materials. Tuition rates may experience modest changes yearly and this estimate is provided solely for planning purposes.
The cost of tuition per credit and other fees is identical regardless of whether a student is a Washington resident or an out-of-state/international student.

Tuition Deadlines

Tuition is due by the third Friday of the quarter. All students enrolled in a fee-based master’s program are responsible for two financial statements in the MyUW online portal. HCDE master’s students submit payments for student fees to Student Fiscal Services and tuition payments to PCE-Continuum College. Additional details and payment options are listed in the Payment Procedures for Fee-Based Degree Students.  

Tuition Exemption Unavailable

The HCDE Master's program is a self-sustaining program (i.e., not state-supported) and therefore does not participate in the University of Washington's Tuition Exemption program.

Financial Aid

The HCDE Master's program does not have the resources to offer direct tuition support/scholarships to students. Federal student loans may be available to students who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on eligibility, contact the UW Office of Student Financial Aid at (206) 543-6101.

Additional Resources for Financial Assistance