Graduate Certificate Program Summary
Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary academic field that brings digital technology to bear on the study of the human record. The Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Humanities at UNL allows graduate and post-baccalaureate students to gain scholarly credentials in Digital Humanities. Work in this area can take a variety of forms, including: digital scholarly editing; the creation of thematic research archives and resources; programmatic analysis of large-scale textual corpora; the use of geo-spatial tools and technologies to study the interaction of people and place; data mining and machine learning techniques using historical data; 3D modeling of historical buildings and artifacts; tool building and software development for humanities research; and the creation of games, interactive environments, and media systems with a humanistic focus.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an international leader in the field, with over a dozen faculty from the areas of Anthropology, Art and Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, English, History, Modern Languages, and the University Libraries. We are also home to the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. The Center and its Faculty Fellows are involved with dozens of digital projects in a range of humanities fields.
UNL's Digital Humanities faculty are recognized leaders in the field. They teach and conduct research in all areas of digital humanities and participate in a variety of research efforts around the world.
Online and Distance OpportunitiesSome online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
- Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee
- One set of transcripts uploaded to MyRED
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you hold an F1 visa: concurrent admission to a degree program, because a certificate alone is not sufficient for F1 status
2. Required by the department
After you apply, allow one business day for us to set up your access so you can complete these requirements via MyRED.Submit the following to the certificate advisor. Exception: If currently enrolled in a UNL graduate degree program, the Application for Graduate Admission is still needed but these dept. requirements are waived.
Application deadlineRolling admission, contact certificate advisor for more information.
The certificate program will be 12 hours, comprised of interdisciplinary coursework between English, History, and Modern Languages, and will require an internship component.
- MODL/HIST/ENGL 946: Interdisciplinary Reading Seminar in Digital Humanities
- HIST/ENGL/MODL 895: Digital Humanities Practicum/Internship in Digital Humanities
The remaining six credit hours may be drawn from courses approved by the Certificate Program's Advisor. Examples of regularly taught courses that may be easily applied toward the certification include: