Human Factors/Ergonomics Certificate

Expand Your Existing Expertise to Human Factors

Take a hands-on role in developing technology with the Human Factors/Ergonomics Certificate from University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Sciences and Humanities. This program enhances a completed graduate degree in psychology or a related field. Coursework focuses on understanding, designing and evaluating human-machine interfaces to make sure users can excel with new technologies.

Add Valuable Specialization to Your Degree

Human factors and ergonomics play a key role ensuring user satisfaction and success with emerging technology. Building on your existing foundation in psychology, this certificate will help prepare you for the exams to become either a Certified Professional Ergonomist or a Certified Human Factors Professional. These skills are sought after in many industries, including aerospace, computing, software design, medicine, military and petrochemical. You may also choose to get involved with the UHCL Student Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, which offers educational workshops, conferences, field trips, guest speakers and more.
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Admission Requirements

So, have we convinced you that University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities is the next step in your pursuit of academic success? Learn what it takes to be admitted to help you reach your educational goals.

Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 

Degree Plan

Cost Information

Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from UHCL.

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final and Session Start* - August 27

  • Spring 2019

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 14
    Final and Session Start* - January 22

  • Summer 2019
    New Degree Seeking - May 1
    Priority* - May 28
    Final, Summer I* - June 10
    Final, Summer II* - July 15
  • Fall 2019
    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 12
    Final and Session Start* - August 26

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


  University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Accreditations and Distinctions

The Applied Cognitive Psychology concentration and the Human Factors Certificate program are accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. The University of Houston-Clear Lake is one of only two Texas universities to earn this distinction.

Human Factors/Ergonomics Certificate Faculty

Nicholas Kelling

Nicholas Kelling

Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3443
Office: B1508

Faculty Bio

Steven Sutherland
Steven Sutherland

Steven Sutherland

Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3474
Office: Bayou 2617.17

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