Digital Humanities - Certificate

This transcripted certificate offers masters or doctoral students who intend to practice in an academic environment, museum, or other cultural institution the opportunity to acquire knowledge of digital tools, theories, and methodologies and to become competent in conducting digital practice. The Digital Humanities Certificate provides a basic introduction to the development and application of information technology in the context of research and practice in the humanities. The certificate provides students with the skills, applied and theoretical, that are necessary to apply computational techniques to complex research problems as well as practical tasks in the humanities. The certificate program is open to students from any graduate degree program at Texas A&M University and the plan of study comprises 12 hours of coursework, including 3 hours of independent study (685 Directed Study) in any participating Digital Humanities faculty's home discipline. At least one course must be outside the student’s home department. Some courses may or may not satisfy the certificate requirements, depending upon their content. For more information, see

Certificate Requirements:

Certificate candidates must complete 12 hours of coursework as follows:

  • 6 hours from approved course list
  • 3 hours from approved course list outside the student’s home department.
  • 3 hours Independent Study. The independent study must include the completion of a digital humanities project. A report on the independent study project must be submitted to the certificate coordinator upon completion of the project.1
  • Successful course completion requires the award of a minimum grade of B.
Independent Study 13
Select three from the following: 29
Survey of Media Studies 3
Seminar in Media Studies 3
Communication and Technology
Hypertext/Hypermedia Systems
Human-Centered Computing
Computers and New Media
Seminar in Human-Centered Computing
Computer-Human Interaction
Digital Libraries
Contemporary Visual Culture 3
Evaluation and Implementation of Electronic Learning Materials 3
Graphic Communication and Interface Design 3
Educational Video 3
Educational Game Design 3
Bibliography and Literary Research (course only open to graduate students in English and Philosophy) 3
Topics in Digital Research
Topics in Textual Studies and Book History 3
Historiography (course only open to graduate students in History) 3
Research Methods in History (course only open to graduate students in History) 3
Digital Methods in Historical Research
History of Technology
Rendering and Shading
Visual Storytelling
The Digital Image
Image Synthesis
Digital Compositing
Total Semester Credit Hours12