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Psychology (M.S.)

Master Degree
University of Idaho
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Instruction Method
Time to Degree
2 semesters

About the Program

The Master of Science in Psychology, Human Factors emphasis is a research- heavy program that examines why people do things the way they do. Exploring where evolution of technology and user experience (UX) intersect and how the overlap can improve product design and delivery, this human factors degree program blends traditional psychology disciplines with modern-day engineering principles. Through coursework and research, students seek to understand and improve how people engage with technology and products and examine this relationship within the context of mental health, human interactions and development, drug addiction, the workplace and consumer behavior.

Students who have finished this degree program work as researchers and user-experience engineers. Opportunities exist in business, management, human services, and web and product design, with the goal of refining everyday human systems, interaction and capabilities.

Program Requirements

  • Psychology M.S take the following courses, take 3-27 credits
    3 - 27 credits
    Psychology Core
    PSYC444 - Sensation & Perception
    3 credits
    PSYC446 - Engineering Psych
    3 credits
    PSYC512 - Research Methods
    3 credits
    PSYC513 - Advanced Research Methods
    3 credits
    PSYC509 - Human Factors in Engr Design
    3 credits
    PSYC552 - Ergonomics/Biomechanics
    3 credits
    PSYC561 - Human-Computer Interaction
    3 credits
    PSYC562 - Advanced Human Factors
    3 credits
Grand Total Credits

* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.