Digital Humanities (Certificate)
At a Glance: program details
- Location: Tempe campus
- Second Language Requirement: No
Certificate Awarded: Digital Humanities (Certificate)
The graduate certificate program in digital humanities provides students with methods and skills central to conducting humanities research that employs both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
The program is designed to promote cross-disciplinary study in humanities and social and computational sciences, and is open to students in all disciplines. The program features training in transdisciplinary collaboration, project-based communication skills, critical theory and the simultaneous application of quantitative and qualitative problem-solving skills.
This certificate highlights an area of excellence within ASU that has emerged across its colleges, schools and departments and is integral to the effort of transforming the humanities at ASU into new transdisciplinary configurations.
15 credit hours including the required applied project course (CDH 593)
Required Core (3 credit hours)
CDH 501 Digital Humanities: Critical Theory and Methods (3)
Electives (6 credit hours)
Other Requirement (3 credit hours)
CDH 580 Practicum (3)
Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
CDH 593 Applied Project (3)
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Admission is open to all ASU graduate students enrolled in an existing master's or doctoral program and in good standing. Students who are interested in transdisciplinary work are particularly well-suited for this certificate program.
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- graduate admission application and application fee
- official transcripts
- proof of English proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of their current residency.
Students are asked to outline a desired transdisciplinary area of inquiry. For example, a student who works on digital rhetoric and literacy may want to understand how to create and manage social media datasets or how to create a social media application. Alternatively, a student in the School of International Letters and Cultures may want to study digital archives of Slavic literature and may need to understand how digital archives are enmeshed in national and capitalist networks.
Professionals with this certificate can confidently move into academic, business and international fields. Skills developed through this program are valued for teaching positions, translation work or work in a larger sector such as governmental, diplomatic and international business career opportunities.
Career examples include:
- computer and information research scientist
- cultural designer
- data scientist
- digital curator
- digital humanities instructor
- humanities digital content editor
- information architect
- metadata analyst
- social science research assistant