If you are interested in academic research, SIAT offers two-year Master of Art and Master of Science programs (with both project-based and thesis-based completion options), a four-year Doctor of Philosophy program, and a Graduate Certificate in Visual Analytics.

SIAT's graduate programs

SIAT's graduate program brings together interdisciplinary faculty, students, and community partners to learn about, conduct, and create exciting critical research on technology and the human experience.

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Explore our programs

The School of Interactive Arts & Technology offers a number of graduate degree programs. Our program focuses on the technological and cultural changes that radically reshape our world today. Intellectual diversity is essential to address such change, therefore methods and practices from art, design, science, technology, and the humanities inform our research community. 

Areas of research

Research by faculty and students at SIAT is notable for its interdisciplinary focus and is characterized by the major themes of computing, media, design, people, and the science of interaction.

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Research Labs

SIAT is home to many research labs or institutes led by or in participation with faculty members. These labs support collaborative research to confront key scientific and global challenges, foster creative interaction, and stimulate engagement with students and visiting scholars.

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Meet our alumni

Suk Kyoung Choi, PhD 2022

"SIAT gave me the research support, time, space, and feedback that allowed me to develop a much deeper appreciation of the role of technology in our daily lives."


"My research at SIAT opened the gates of visual analytics and the science of data visualization for me. My SIAT experience has refined my interests, helped me determine what I ultimately want to do, and provided me with the skills and expertise to apply to the careers I wanted to pursue."

“The most meaningful part of my research is that it could make an impact in the real world by addressing challenges and empowering people. Seeing my research improve patients’ quality of life is motivating.”

Xin Tong, PhD 2021