The Department of Human Centered Design (HCD) is home to two graduate fields offering 7 degrees and a wide variety of faculty expertise.  The field of Design + Environment Analysis brings together leaders in interior design, human factors and ergonomics, facility planning and management, and environmental psychology into a single field and department. The field of Fiber Science & Apparel Design focuses on the study of fibrous materials and their use in apparel, engineering structures, and real-world applications. 

HCD is home to a multitude of facilities, including state-of-the-art design studios, multiple research labs, the Digital Design and Fabrication Studio and the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection.  Our extensive alumni network provides opportunities for industry interaction.

To Apply

Application to the graduate programs at Cornell University is made through Cornell's Graduate School. For more information on application guidelines, international student qualifications and tests, please visit the Graduate School website.