|Major Code: 9200
|Degree Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom
|Admission Status: Graduate
|Admission Materials: letters of recommendation, GRE, résumé, objectives, transcripts
|Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
The Ph.D. program in human-centered design is designed to provide advanced education and research opportunities to qualified students with master’s degrees. On completion, the students can conduct independent scholarly work, teach in academia or pursue advanced research careers in government, or commercial or private sectors.
Admission to doctoral study is granted to qualified students on a limited basis who have successfully completed master’s degrees in engineering, physical or computer science, or mathematics from regionally accredited institutions. The program is ideally suited for applicants with a strong interest in human and social science or the arts. Applicants with a demonstrated background in industry and academia are eligible and prior experience is highly recommended.
The applicant must have a master’s degree cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum score of 1100 on the GRE. International applicants must score 100 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL. Applicants must submit undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a résumé, three letters of recommendation and a statement of objectives in addition to the GRE and TOEFL scores.
General admission requirements and the application process are discussed under Graduate Academic Information.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Human-Centered Design is conferred for the successful completion of the coursework outlined below. General degree requirements are discussed under Graduate Academic Information.