Master of Arts in Digital Humanities

Students from a variety of academic backgrounds such as history, English, computer science, philosophy, theology, and music will create digital research projects (multimodal compositions) to explore ethical, social, and religious issues relevant to local and global communities. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to enter the job market, working in private and public sector in positions such as web design, digital pedagogical design, digital art curation, archival research, and grant writing. Students, who wish to pursue further education, will be well prepared for doctoral studies in a variety of academic areas, including the digital humanities, English, history, and more.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Read, evaluate, and create digital & print texts through a Christ-centered lens
  • Create texts to engage in deliberate dialogue, even when there might be divergent views
  • Apply interdisciplinary methodologies in professional contexts
  • Use effective independent conceptual thinking and research skills relevant to the field
  • Evaluate & design digital projects and tools for communication, product development & long-term preservation of digital texts
  • Produce and analyze humanities-based data from multimodal sources (qualitative and/or quantitative)

Curriculum

This program is 100% online.  There are two program track options, a thesis track and a practicum track.  Depending on which track you take, your credit load will vary.  If you are on the thesis track you will take two special topics courses.  If you choose the practicum track, you will take three special topics courses.  Regardless of the track you choose to pursue, you are required to earn 30 credits in order to graduate.

CORE Courses

DH 500Digital Humanities by Design3
DH 510Textual Criticism and Rhetoric3
DH 520Creating and Using Digital Tools3
DH 530Geospatial Humanities3
DH 540Research in Digital Humanities3
DH 550Archival Research3
DH 590Special Topics in Digital Humanities3

Practicum Track

DH 590Special Topics in Digital Humanities3
DH 590Special Topics in Digital Humanities3
DH 600Digital Humanities Practicum3

Thesis Track

DH 590Special Topics in Digital Humanities3
DH 610Thesis I3
DH 620Thesis II3

Program Admission

All students applying for admission to the program must have:

  • Overall gpa of 3.0

And must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • All undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One-page statement of purpose