Interdisciplinary Psychological Science
As a Human Factors specialist with an Applied Cognitive Psychology Concentration from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you will be trained to utilize principles and methods associated with Cognitive Psychology to design and improve human-machine interfaces. Human Factors is interdisciplinary and can be applied to software engineering, interface design, product development, industrial engineering, instructional technology, industrial safety, architecture, and medical technology. The keystone of the application of Human Factors to these industries is the utilization and implementation of User-Centered design, a process that insures the requirements of the ultimate user of the technology (a human) are integrated into the design and construction of the technology itself. The proliferation of technology in industry has generated an increased demand for professionals with knowledge of the process and methods associated with Human Factors.
Build Valuable Skills for a Hands-On Career
This program allows many opportunities for you to receive hands-on experience through coursework, laboratory research, and collaborations with industrial partners. Currently, the UHCL program is one of few terminal Master's programs accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics society in the nation and is directly aimed at preparing you for a career in industry. As a Human Factors professional, you will be prepared to assume such roles as Human Factors Specialist, UI/UX Developer or Engineer, and Human Computer Interaction Specialist. Additionally, graduates are prepared for the Board Certified Professional Ergonomist exam.
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.
- Psychology M.S. with a concentration in Applied Cognitive Psychology
Admission DeadlineFall Enrollment (Early Review) - February 1
Fall Enrollment - (Final Deadline) - May 1
ApplicationBoth university and program applications are required.
Accreditations and Distinctions
The Applied Cognitive Psychology concentration and the Human Factors Certificate program are accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. The University of Houston-Clear Lake is one of only two Texas universities to earn this distinction.