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. 

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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
  • Spring 2019
    Final - January 22
  • Summer 2019
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 28
  • Fall 2019
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 12
  • Spring 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - TBA(Early January 2020)

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information.

  • 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

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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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