The digital humanities graduate certificate welcomes students from all disciplines, including the humanities and arts, social sciences, natural sciences, computational and mathematical sciences, engineering, and communication, media and information science. The certificate prepares students to: 

  • create, utilize and evaluate digital methods and tools for research;
  • integrate methods and tools into their teaching;
  • assess the diverse impacts of technologies on people and society; and
  • leverage digital technologies for public outreach and engagement. 

Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, the certificate provides graduate students from across campus the opportunity to explore the evolution and variety of digital humanities theories and practices and to study approaches in the field in-depth. Moreover, the certificate is intended to stimulate collaborations among graduate students in a range of fields, thus preparing them for work in a team-based environment.

For additional details, including the procedures to declare and complete the certificate, visit the Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate webpage.


Required Course and Credits

The certificate consists of course requirements only, at least 9 credit hours at the graduate level with an average GPA of 3.0 (B) or better. 

In addition to the core course, students must choose two elective courses to complete the certificate. Certain special topics courses also count as electives. For a full list, please visit the certificate website's Elective Courses webpage.

Core Course3
Introduction to Digital Humanities: Movements, Methods, and Tools
History and Theory of Digital Art
Game Design
Mobile Application Development
Big Data Architecture
Empathy and Technology
Creative Technologies
Design Studio
Web Front-End Development
Historical Overview of Media Arts and Technology
Research and Methodologies I
Production Methods I
Readings in Communication and Technology
Network Analysis and Modeling
Data Mining (Same as CSCI 4502)
Natural Language Processing
Advanced Geovisualization and Web Mapping
Geographic Information Science: Spatial Analytics
Geographic Information Science: Spatial Modeling
Geographic Information Science: Space Time Analytics
GIS in the Social and Natural Sciences
Readings in Digital History
Theory and Practice of Doing
Intermedia Seminar (Media Archaeologies, Old and New)
Open Collaboration
Online Communities
Digital Identity
Online Fandom
Data and the Humanities
Ethical and Policy Dimensions of Information and Technology
Information Visualization
Applied Machine Learning
Network Science
Computation for Research in Information Science
Media Technology Boot Camp
Video Documentary Production
Data Journalism
Digital Journalism
Introduction to Computational Corpus Linguistics
Connected Media Practices
Political Network Analysis
Statistical Collaboration
Philosophical and Ethical Issues in Statistics
Total Credit Hours9

Capstone Project

Though not required to complete the certificate, students may also complete a 1-3 credit Digital Humanities capstone project in collaboration with other students under the guidance of a faculty advisor.