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 DHUM 685. 
  • Successful course completion requires the award of a minimum grade of B.
DHUM 685Directed Studies3
Select three of the following: 19
Communication Law and Policy
Communication and Technology
Hypertext/Hypermedia Systems
Human-Centered Computing
Computers and New Media
Seminar in Human-Centered Computing
Computer-Human Interaction
Digital Libraries
Digital Humanities Theory and Practice
Topics in Digital Research
Quantitative Methods in Geography
Applications in GIS
Digital Methods in Historical Research
History of Technology
Visual Storytelling
The Digital Image
Image Synthesis
Digital Compositing
Total Semester Credit Hours12

DHUM 685 includes the completion of a digital research project . In order for the certificate coordinator to verify completion of this requirement, students must provide the following:  

  1. A project proposal submitted in advance of taking the independent study course.
  2. Access to the digital artifact produced by the student during the independent study.
  3. A project report submitted upon completion of the project.

For additional information on what constitutes a digital project capable of fulfilling the certificate requirements, see the FAQ page of the certificate website.