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Graduate Certificate Requirements

Any graduate student enrolled in good standing in a Texas A&M University masters or doctoral program is eligible to apply for acceptance to the Digital Humanities Certificate. 

To enroll in the certificate program: Complete the DH Graduate Certificate Application and contact the certificate coordinator, Dr. Joshua DiCaglio, at for an appointment. The plan of study is developed with the guidance of the student’s advisor(s) and the Certificate Coordinator. Students interested in the certificate, but not yet formally enrolled, are strongly encouraged to enroll in the certificate early in their coursework. Students not enrolled in the certificate will miss out on critical program information and risk financial aid complications. For more information about courses, independent study project questions, etc., visit the FAQ.

Course Requirements: Certificate candidates must complete 12 hours of coursework approved by the certificate coordinator as follows:

  • 6 hours from approved course list*
  • 3 hours from approved course list* outside the student’s home department.
  • 3 hours of DHUM 685. The independent study may be completed with any faculty member but the digital project must be designed in consultation with the Certificate Coordinator.

Successful course completion requires the award of a minimum grade of B. The student may request approval from the Certificate Coordinator to include other courses with digital humanities content.

Non-Course Requirements: The student must work on a digital project.

This may involve contributing to an existing digital project led by a faculty member; supplementing a Master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation with a digital element; enriching a digital project originally created for another graduate course (as long as this course is not DHUM 604); or constructing a new project specifically created for the purpose of completing your Certificate requirements, in which case you will likely need to enroll in DHUM 685. As Digital Humanities is a broad field, the Certificate seeks to recognize a broad range of projects. Thus, this digital artifact could take the form of, but is not limited to, a computer program, game, database, encoded text, digital map, data visualization, RDF triple store, digital art, digital curation of artistic material, pedagogical materials, digital literary analysis, digital archive, digital storytelling narrative, wearable computing artifact, or 3D print. The project may be conducted in collaboration with a faculty research project or a non-profit museum or other appropriate cultural institution.

Award of Certificate: Successful completion of the course requirements and the non-course requirements constitutes completion for award of the Digital Humanities Certificate. When a student has completed all requirements, they should contact the Certificate Coordinator who can verify completion, process the required documentation with the university, and inform the student when they may request the Certificate in Howdy. The student must request the Certificate in Howdy prior to graduation, or the Certificate cannot be awarded. See Forms and Steps for Completion [provide url] for more information.