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Digital Humanities

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities requires 16 credit hours. The certificate program provides hands-on knowledge and guided experience with DH projects, tools, and methods. It is an interdisciplinary program taught by faculty from across the university. The certificate can broaden, and strengthen, employment prospects of students in all humanities fields. From public history and journalism to website development and all levels of teaching, real-world experience with state-of-the-art software makes digital humanities training stand out in a world powered by new media.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
DHS 500INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL HUMANITIES4
WRD 580MARKUP AND TEXT ENCODING IN THE HUMANITIES4
GEO 440PLACES, HUMANITIES AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS4
Select one of the following:4
ENG 469
TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE (Digital Humanities in 19th Century American Literature)
ENG 475
TOPICS IN LITERATURE (Digital Humanities Tools and Methods for Literary Study)
HAA 402
DIGITAL MAPPING AND ART HISTORY
HST 438
COLLOQUIUM: SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY (Digital History)
NMS 540
DIGITAL ARCHIVES

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Changes to Curriculum

As of Summer 2017, NMS 540 has been discontinued.

Non-degree seeking students and students enrolled in other DePaul graduate degree programs

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Complete a DePaul University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences graduate admission online application and submit the following:

  • Application statement (200-500 words) describing interest in the certificate program, academic experience and goals
  • Current CV or resume
  • Official transcripts from all previous college course work
  • Samples of academic or professional writing
  • Names of two faculty references