The Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary academic field that combines the application of computational resources, tools, and methods with the traditional humanities fields such as literature, history, and philosophy. Digital Humanities has developed new teaching and research methodologies that allow different humanities disciplines to collaborate effectively and discover new insights into our cultural heritage.  Digital Humanities can include such activities as creating digital scholarly editions, creating digital research archives and collections, data analysis of both textual corpora and “big data” resources.  

The SOIS Certificate in Digital Humanities provides:

  • A theoretical foundation of the research methodologies and technology applications used in digital humanities, as well as an understanding of the research questions and data sources.
  • A practical foundation which includes developing the technology skills to apply a wide variety of digital humanities methods and tools to build new collections, solve problems, and discover new insights.
Degree Requirements

The certificate is offered for students currently pursuing an MLIS, MSIM, or MPS at the School of Information Studies (SOIS) or to returning students who want to add the specialization to a completed post-graduate degree. Candidates work in collaboration with a faculty advisor to shape a plan of study. Certificate completion requires 15 graduate credit hours.

Digital Humanities Curriculum
  • LIS 783 Digital Humanities
  • IM/LIS 751 Database Management
  • LIS 759 Digital Libraries
  • IM 704 Data Structures
  • IM 720 Data Analytics

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Students are advised to apply to Dominican as MLIS degree-seeking students, although they may also complete the certificate as a as a post-masters certificate seeking student. Degree seeking students have six years to complete the full MLIS.

Application requirements
  • Completion of a Master’s degree with a GPS of 3.0, or if under 3.0 then a GRE composite score of at least 297, or MAT 404.
  • Personal essay and two letters of recommendation.

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