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Human Factors/Ergonomics Certificate

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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Admission Requirements

So, have we convinced you that University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities is the next step in your pursuit of academic success? Learn what it takes to be admitted to help you reach your educational goals.

Degree Requirements

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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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Summer 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 18

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    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.


  University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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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.

Human Factors/Ergonomics Certificate Faculty

Nicholas Kelling

Nicholas Kelling

Associate Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3443
Office: SSCB 2109.08

Faculty Bio

Steven Sutherland
Steven Sutherland

Steven Sutherland

Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3474
Office: Bayou 2233.08

Faculty Bio