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Educational Resources

HFES Graduate Program Accreditation

The purpose of the HFES accreditation program is to enhance and maintain the quality of graduate education in human factors/ergonomics and related fields. HFES accreditation serves the public by helping to ensure that accredited HF/E educational programs appropriately prepare students for entering their careers in the field, whether in research or practice.

HFES has been accrediting HF/E and related programs since the late 1990s. To date, 20 programs have received accreditation:

  • Auburn University
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • University of Central Florida
  • Clemson University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • University of Idaho
  • North Carolina State University (Department of Industrial Engineering)
  • North Carolina State University (Department of Psychology)
  • Ohio State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • San Jose State University
  • State University of New York Buffalo
  • Texas Tech University (Department of Industrial Engineering)
  • Texas Tech University (Department of Psychology)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Wichita State University
  • Wright State University (Department of Psychology)

These programs' accreditation status is also indicated in the online Directory of Human Factors/Ergonomics Graduate Programs.

To apply for HFES graduate program accreditation, please complete the Accreditation Self-Study Report Guide (PDF).

View the recording (wmv; 66 MB) and download the slides (PDF; 936 kb) from a recent webinar about accreditation.