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Master of Science in Psychology: Human Factors


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Looking Further into Behavior

Psychology influences everything we do, and in this program you learn to analyze, understand and enhance how people interact with technology, products, computers, equipment, facilities and other environments. Apply this knowledge to help businesses, government and others improve performance, efficiency, safety, training and more.

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  • Human factors is an area of psychology that deals with a large range of applied topics — like product design, human performance and human error, human-machine and human-computer interaction, interface design, safety and ergonomics.
  • The Human Factors Program was founded in 1984 as an interdisciplinary effort between human factors specialists in the Department of Psychology and the College of Engineering.
  • In addition to our on-campus degree program, we offer a distance degree .
  • Graduates of our program have found rewarding employment in diverse fields, including software and web usability, product development, consulting, public safety, healthcare, nuclear power, surface transportation, aviation systems and research.
  • The Human Factors program at the University of Idaho has a number of on-campus laboratory facilities in which students conduct state-of-the-art research projects.

Psychology & Communication Studies

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206 Student Health Center

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communications Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

Phone: 208-885-6324

Fax: 208-885-7710


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