Future Students

PhD Curriculum

Students in the PhD program in Human Centered Design & Engineering complete a minimum of 90 credits of coursework and research as they progress toward degree completion.

The 90 credits include:

  • 30 core course credits
  • 10 credits of Directed Research Groups
  • 12 credits within a concentration developed collaboratively by the student and the advisor
  • 11 credits of free electives
  • 27 credits of dissertation research 

Students who enter the PhD program with a previous graduate degree relevant to HCDE can petition to have up to 30 credits transferred toward the doctoral program upon approval of the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Required core courses

 

Additional Requirements

  • HCDE 596: Directed Research (minimum total 10 cr)
  • 12 credits within a concentration to be developed collaboratively by the student and the advisor.
  • 11 credits of free electives
  • 27 credits of HCDE 800 Doctoral Dissertation