Digital Humanities (Certificate)


Digital Humanities, Cert

On Campus 12 cr

Digital humanities is an interdisciplinary field that uses cutting-edge technology, advanced computing, and public engagement (especially via social media) to investigate questions in the humanities and to intervene in contemporary culture.


UNL's Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate Program allows graduate and post-baccalaureate students to gain scholarly credentials in the digital humanities, while engaging in multiple opportunities to learn about a vibrant and rapidly expanding field. Students can also take part in the development of established and new faculty projects and use innovative digital methods to pursue their own research questions.

Work in the digital humanities can take a variety of forms, including:

  • the development of digital archives
  • the use of geo-spatial technologies
  • the application data mining and machine learning techniques
  • 3D modeling of historical buildings and artifacts
  • tool building and software development for humanities research
  • the development of games, interactive environments, and media systems with a humanistic focus

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an international leader in the field of digital humanities with faculty in the departments of AnthropologyArt, Art History & DesignClassics & Religious StudiesEnglishHistory Modern Languages , and the University Libraries . UNL is also home to the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities , an internationally recognized site for digital humanities research.


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Applying for Admission

Standard requirements for all graduate programs

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Transcripts (unofficial): Uploaded as part of application form.

    If International: Uploads must include all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    After admission: Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.

    When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Additional requirements specific to this program

Exception: If currently enrolled in a UNL graduate degree program, refer to Digital Humanities Certificate Application before applying.

  • Personal Statement: This statement should be 1-3 pages and include why you want a degree from Nebraska.
  • Resume/CV
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Certificate programs are not considered degree programs, additionally, so international students should be aware that admission to this program is ineligible for immigration forms for an F-1 student visa.



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