The Advanced Certificate in Digital Humanities trains students in the creative and critical work of productively bringing digital methods to issues in the humanities fields. Students learn the fundamentals of programming, of analyzing and structuring data, and of publishing on the modern web by cultivating their digital skills and engaging with research that has successfully bridged digital methods and humanistic questions. Students learn to advance academic knowledge in their own disciplines, and to build transferrable skills for carrying that knowledge into their future careers.
Students enrolled in the Advanced Certificate in Digital Humanities will be awarded a Naomi Sager Scholarship in their admission offer. The scholarship is in the amount of 25 percent of tuition for the three core courses in the Advanced Certificate. The scholarship is awarded for the following courses: DHSS-GA 1120, Introduction to Programming (4 points); DHSS-GA 1121, Working with Data (4 points); DHSS-GA 1122, Web Development (4 points); DHSS-GA 1123 and Programming Applications (4 points). The scholarship is for tuition points only; it does not include registration and services fees or health insurance.
Students not already enrolled at NYU may apply to the advanced certificate program through the Graduate School of Arts and Science (select “online application”). (GRE results and a writing sample are not required.)
Students enrolled in Ph.D. and M.A. programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Science may enroll in the program at any point. They should complete the application and submit it to DHSS@nyu.edu.
Joint degree programs currently exist with the following departments. In general, joint degree students may cross-count 12 credits with their primary degree, but will need to take two additional courses to earn the certificate: students funded through the MacCracken program pay no additional tuition or fees for the additional courseload.
- Comparative Literature PhD
- East Asian Studies PhD
- English MA and PhD
- European and Mediterranean Studies MA
- French Studies PhDs and MA
- Hebrew and Judaic St PhD
- History PhD
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies MA
- Linguistics PhD
- Museum Studies MA
- Music PhD
- Philosophy MA and PhD
- Spanish and Portuguese PhD
The Advanced Certificate in Digital Humanities is a 20-point program offering comprehensive training through three required core courses worth 12 points and electives totaling 8 points. A maximum of 12 points may be shared with the points required for the Ph.D.
Required Courses include all three:
- DHSS-GA.1120 (PDF) Introduction to Programming (4 points), Spring 2020
- DHSS-GA.1121 (PDF) Working with Data (4 points), Spring 2020
- DHSS-GA.1122 (PDF) Web Development (4 points)
Plus electives totaling 8 points in the department of their choice.
Faculty advisors will work with students to recommend electives most appropriate to their scholarly and professional objectives. Some students will wish to deepen their engagement with particular methodological approaches, while others will wish to invest more study in digital approaches within a particular discipline.