Expand Your Existing Expertise to Human Factors
Take a hands-on role in developing technology with the Human Factors/Ergonomics Certificate from University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Sciences and Humanities. This program enhances a completed graduate degree in psychology or a related field. Coursework focuses on understanding, designing and evaluating human-machine interfaces to make sure users can excel with new technologies.
Add Valuable Specialization to Your Degree
Human factors and ergonomics play a key role ensuring user satisfaction and success
with emerging technology. Building on your existing foundation in psychology, this
certificate will help prepare you for the exams to become either a Certified Professional
Ergonomist or a Certified Human Factors Professional. These skills are sought after
in many industries, including aerospace, computing, software design, medicine, military
and petrochemical. You may also choose to get involved with the UHCL Student Chapter
of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, which offers educational workshops, conferences,
field trips, guest speakers and more.
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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.
This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
Spring 2019Final - January 22
Summer 2019New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 28
Fall 2019New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 12
Spring 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
Former UHCL Students - TBA(Early January 2020)
Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.
Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
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.