The doctoral program in human factors and applied cognition (HFAC) trains students to become researchers and practitioners in the cognitive sciences. Although the program covers basic theoretical and empirical issues, its emphasis is on research that applies cognitive science to real world problems. Many applications of cognitive science are in the domain of human factors, and many doctoral students who complete our program go on to be human factors professionals.
The MA program in human factors and applied cognition (HFAC) trains students in the application of cognitive science to real-world problems. Students gain expertise in such areas as human/computer interaction, cognitive system engineering, cognitive ergonomics, and transportation. Faculty members help place students who do not have real-world experience in a part- or full-time practicum before completing the degree.