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Degrees Offered—Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors—MS, PhD
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PhD, Applied Experimental Psychology
Meese Center 103
Impact of Values on Behavior
Individual Differences in STEM Learning
Thank you for considering the Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors. These degree programs prepare students to be successful scientists and practitioners capable of improving the performance, safety and/or wellbeing in human-centered systems.
We offer specialization in five different focus areas (cognitive engineering and decision making; individual differences in human performance; physical ergonomics; human-centered design; educational technology) that span the interests of multiple faculty and research groups, which include The Applied Cognition & Expertise (ACE) Laboratory, Cognitive Modeling and Experimentation (CME) Lab, Decision Sciences and Decision Engineering (DeSciDE) Lab, Human Factors and Systems Modeling Lab, Integrated Physiology Lab, Mind Music and Machine Lab, Motor Behavior Lab, and Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) Lab.
The ACSHF program is a research-intensive interdisciplinary program that spans multiple disciplines, including psychology, engineering, human-computer interaction and usability. Research focuses on bridging the gap between basic and applied science with an emphasis on addressing real-world problems.