10 Reasons to Choose Us
PSMThe MAS HFUT program at MWSU is officially designated as a PSM (Professional Science Masters) program.
DESIGNED FOR BUSINESSThe curriculum was developed in consultation with area business, and the program maintains a business advisory board to ensure that we are meeting the demands of employers. That means you will have a degree that employers want - not a degree that academics want.
APPLIEDMissouri Western has been designated by the Missouri State Legislature as Missouri's official applied learning institution. That means that every program, every department, every faculty member, and every staff member are dedicated to giving students real world experiences they can bring to work.
AFFORDABLETuition at MWSU is third lowest in the state of Missouri, and some of the lowest in the country. That means you will be able to graduate with less debt and have fewer financial stresses while a student.
FACULTYThe graduate faculty in the Psychology Department at Missouri Western are all experts in their areas and have national reputations for excellence in their work with students. The students are the most important part of the program, and the faculty work WITH you to help you reach your goals. Students are not slave-labor like many graduate programs. Rather, you are true collaborators.
DEMONSTRATED EXCELLENCEIn just a few short years the students in this program have a long list of successes. This includes achievements such as 100% employment in the field and being selected as one of only 12 teams for the ACM CHI Student Design Competition two years in a row - the only program in the world to be represented both years. More information is available on the Achievements Page.
BE PART OF A TEAMAt MWSU students are part of a team. A team with other students, and a team with the faculty. You will not learn Human Factors and Usability Testing skills in isolation - you will learn them with others and work on projects with others -- just like in the real world.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWAREIn the MAS Human Factors and Usability Testing program you will use hardware and software just like you will use in business.
This includes UserZoom, Morae, SPSS, an ASL eyetracker, MatLab, and Adobe Creative Suite