School and Ranking Information
Web design-related studies in Pittsburgh can be found at 4-year universities, community colleges, for-profit institutions and technical institutes. Based on school rankings, graduation rate and level of study, the following university is considered a top school in Pittsburgh for Web design studies:
- Winner: Carnegie Mellon University is the largest private nonprofit school in Pittsburgh that provides programs related to Web design. It is also the only postsecondary institution in the city to award a doctorate relating to this field. Students here can earn a master's or Ph.D. in human-computer interaction.
School Info Chart
|Category||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Ranking||#25 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition (2013-2014)||Graduate: $38,828**|
|Web Design Degrees Offered||Master's and doctoral|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||88%**|
|Noteworthy||Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University boasts the world's longest-running master's degree program in human-computer interaction***; Graduate computer science and multimedia/visual communications programs ranked #1 in the nation*|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
- 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Human-computer interaction studies include externship and apprenticeship opportunities
- Interdisciplinary human-computer interaction programs combine classroom instruction with hands-on lab and project development experiences
- HCI students have access to facilities such as the User Studies Laboratory, DevLab Physical Prototyping Laboratory, Design Facilities: Verge and the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center
Carnegie Mellon University enrolls more than 12,000 students in seven schools and colleges. The School of Computer Sciences' Human-Computer Interaction Institute offers graduate programs in human-computer interaction that include studies in Web interface development and design.
Engineered to fully develop students in the fields of design, computer science and social sciences, the Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction program covers topics such as programming user interfaces, creating interfaces for the Web, mobile phone application development and prototyping. CMU additionally offers an undergraduate program in human-computer interaction that can either be used as a second major or as a launch pad for the master's program. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Human-Computer Interaction program encourages independent study and culminates in a dissertation. Emphasis areas include research through design, technical human-computer interaction and social computing, all of which offer studies in online tool building and systems design.