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Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design: California and Online

Bentley's Human Factors in Information Design (HFID) graduate program is an accelerator for successful careers in user experience (UX) research and design, as well as customer experience.

Students master UX research methods, including ethnography, field research, interviews, survey design, and formative and summative usability testing. Students then learn to implement user requirements derived from this research in innovative product design. Graduates with human-centered design skills are sought after by top organizations across a variety of industries, from cutting-edge tech startups, to consumer and medical industries, to the Fortune 500.   


Course Title Credits
Program Requirements (30 credits)
Required Courses (12 credits)
HF 700Foundations in Human Factors3
HF 710Managing the Experience Design Process 13
HF 715Innovation Boot Camp3
HF 725User Experience Leadership and Management 13
HF 750Testing and Assessment Programs3
Human Factors Electives (12 credits)
Select four of the following:12
Internationalization and World-Ready Product Design
Visualizing Information
Design Ethics
Information Architecture: User-Centered Design for the World Wide Web
Measuring the User Experience
Special Topics in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Intelligent User Interfaces
Prototyping and Interaction Design
Design Innovation
Field Methods
Ethnography for Experience Design
Internship in Human Factors in Information Design
Research Methods for Human Factors
User Experience Thesis
Non-Human Factors Electives (6 credits)
After consultation with the MSHFID program director, select two graduate courses at the 600 level or higher.6

A student is permitted to take both HF 710 Managing the Experience Design Process and HF 725 User Experience Leadership and Management and count one as an elective.

Please note: All coursework must be completed within five years.

Please note: Successful completion of Bentley’s UX continuing education certificate program with a grade of B or higher prior to the start of the Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design program will be honored as 6 elective credits to the Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design program.