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 common focus of the field of Fiber Science & Apparel Design is the study of fibrous materials and their use in apparel, engineering structures, and real-world applications. 

HCD is home to state-of-the-art design studios, multiple research labs and the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection.  Faculty and students in HCD also have access to the Digital Design and Fabrication Studio. Our extensive alumni network provides opportunities for industry visits.

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.