The Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Human Factors at Rice University is a 2-year program designed to train participants to understand fundamental human capabilities and apply this to the design and assessment of human-machine systems. The course of study includes the interplay between technology and human behavior and methodology of collection of human-performance data including statistical analysis.
MHCIHF is a full-time graduate-level terminal degree. Online courses are not offered.
Applications for Fall 2021 enrollment are due on December 1st.
Application Fee $85.00 (please use credit card for payment)*
Statement of Purpose (upload or answer corresponding question on application)
CV or résumé
3 Letters of Recommendation (only 3 are required, if more, please submit them, online submission preferred)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores**
Official Transcripts (all universities attended)
Official GRE Scores
*Fee is due at the time you submit your application or your application will not be accepted. The fee is non-refundable.
**English proficiency exam is waived if you have received a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
- Rice University GRE School Code 6609, Department Code 1801
- Rice University TOEFL Institution Code 6609, Department Code 84
Estimated Cost of Attendance (AY 2019-2020)
Health Insurance Premium $2,575
Room & Board $12,000
Books and Supplies $800
Personal Expenses $2,000
* This tuition covers the complete 12-month schedule of course work. An enrollment deposit of $2,000** is due upon acceptance and will be applied toward your first semester bill. Failure to enroll in that year results in forfeiture of the deposit and will require reapplication. The deposit is applied to the Fall Semester tuition.
** Fees included: Graduate Student Association Fee, Student Organizations Fund, Honor Council, and Health Services Fee (no spouses).
*** Indirect living costs will vary for each MHCIHF student. However, these figures are meant to provide estimates for what students can expect to pay per year for 12-month occupancy.