Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction

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The School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon UniversityCarnegie Mellon’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute, offers the dual degree Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction through the Ph.D. in Humam-Compter Interaction and together with:


The course structure requirements are available here and the main emphasis areas here


The thesis will be co-advised by at least two co-advisers, one from CMU and one from a Portuguese partner University

Type of Degree

The student will be awarded with a dual degree Ph.D conferred by CMU and another by the Portuguese partner University. During the Ph.D., the student should comply with the regulations of both Universities.




5 years (full-time), with up to 2 years at CMU and up to 3 years at a Portuguese University.

Scholarships and tuition

The Ph.D. students enrolled in the dual degree Ph.D. program will receive financial support through an FCT - CMU Portugal Fellowship (includes tuition fees and a monthly stipend).

Application requirements

The dual degree Ph.D. program uses the School of Computer Science online application for admission to the CMU Portugal.
You must submit the following documents with your application:
• CV (pdf.)
• A statement of purpose — a concise one- or two-page essay describing your primary research interests, related experiences and objective in pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science
• Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required
• English proficiency: If your native language is not English or you have not graduated from a U.S. university, you must submit a TOEFL or IELTS test. Duolingo tests are also accepted in case you are unable to to test for TOEFL or IELTS
• Transcripts from each college and/or university you attended, even if no degree was granted (pdf.)
• Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which are from faculty or recent employers