What type of positions do graduates obtain?
Our graduates commonly obtain human factors positions in industry (e.g., Battelle, Diamond Technology Partners, IBM, Boeing, Intel), engage in private consulting, or continue their academic studies in a Ph.D. program (e.g., New Mexico State University, University of Iowa).
What if I haven't completed all of the undergraduate course requirements?
Students who haven't completed all of the undergraduate course requirements may sometimes be admitted. They are expected to complete the deficiency courses before beginning graduate level classes. This means that students should expect to take up to a year longer than they would otherwise.
How do I know if my undergraduate courses will count for the admission requirements?
If you have taken courses that have roughly the same title as the courses listed under admission requirements, you are probably OK (even if you took them several years ago). If you took a different course, such as Learning, it will probably not be considered equivalent. If you are unsure, the quickest way to find out is to inquire using e-mail.
What types of internships will be available?
The University of Idaho faculty have associations with a variety of businesses in the area, including Potlatch Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, NASA, and Boeing Aircraft. We have been able to place all of our human factors graduate students who desired them into internships.