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.

The accreditation status of the following programs 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 webinar about accreditation.

Accredited Institutions:

  • 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

  • Rice University

  • San Jose State University

  • State University of New York Buffalo

  • Texas Tech University (Department of Psychology)

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Wichita State University

  • Wright State University (Department of Psychology)