What will I learn?

The Digital Humanities MA program at Loyola University CTSDH offers training in the practice and critical study of the intersections between the humanities and computational sciences. Our interdisciplinary program offers rigorous hands-on training in digital research projects within a theoretical framework that explores the critical, social, and ethical contexts for thinking about Digital Humanities research and applications.

The MA is a 30-hour program which may be taken either full-time or part-time. Our program is research- and project-oriented, with students gaining the skills to work on faculty-led projects and develop research projects of their own design. Students work with a range of CTSDH faculty in both their “home” disciplines and other disciplines. Our program has strong links to many of the departments, research areas, and faculty at Loyola University Chicago, including English, History, Public History, Computer Science, Library Services, Communication, Social Work, and University Archives.

Our Courses

Students take six core seminars in addition to 2 electives within the field of their choosing. In a student’s final two semesters she or he will work with faculty members to design and build their own digital research project.

Seminar topics range from an introduction to the methods and methodology of the field, to special topics in public history, project design, research methods, textual criticism, human-computer interface, and markup languages. Courses emphasize both discussions of the theories that shape and define the field of Digital Humanities as well as hands-on project building. Coursework is designed to provide technical skills to humanities students, as well as humanistic scholarly research methods to those with a technical or computer science background.

Our Skills

Our students can expect to gain skills and experience in digital textual editing, archiving, publishing, programming, data analysis, and the study of new media. Depending on their research interest and focus, students will explore basic and advanced concepts of coding and markup, XML languages, web structure and interface design, and how to build and manage digital projects.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
USD $1,055 per credit hour
Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

1032 W. Sheridan Road,

Sullivan Center 235,

CHICAGO,

Illinois,

60660, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The Graduate School welcomes applications from international students who have completed a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent.

For international students

Applicants must have a B.S. or B.A. degree, or complete it prior to matriculation.

English language requirements:

For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6.5 is required.

For the TOEFL, a minimum score of 79 on the iBT or a 550 on the written test is required.

Deadlines: Fall-August 1; Fall with consideration for assistantships: February 1; Spring-December 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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