Expand Your Existing Expertise to Human Factors
Take a hands-on role in developing technology with the Human Factors/Ergonomics Certificate from University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Sciences and Humanities. This program enhances a completed graduate degree in psychology or a related field. Coursework focuses on understanding, designing and evaluating human-machine interfaces to make sure users can excel with new technologies.
Add Valuable Specialization to Your Degree
Human factors and ergonomics plays a key role ensuring user satisfaction and success
with emerging technology. Building on your existing foundation in human factors psychology,
this certificate is specifically designed to prepare you for the exams to become either
a Certified Professional Ergonomist or a Certified Human Factors Professional. While
these skills are sought after in many industries, including aerospace, computing,
software design, medicine, military and petrochemical, this certificate is not designed
as an entry into a Human Factors career. Rather, those interested in becoming a Human
Factors Professional should review the M.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Human Factors program. As a member of the UHCL Human Factors program, you may also choose to get involved
with the UHCL Student Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, which offers
educational workshops, conferences, field trips, guest speakers and more.
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This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Former UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 25
Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information go to How to Apply. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.
The UHCL applications is available online through www.applytexas.org. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.
Applying After the Priority Deadline
New, non-degree seeking, and former UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.
Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
Accreditations and Distinctions
The Human Factors Certificate and the Human Factors concentration in the M.S. Psychology program are both accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.