• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

The digital humanities graduate certificate from MU equips you with skills in interdisciplinary humanities research using new digital technologies skills that university researchers and public and private sector employers recognize as essential in the 21st century.

Potential benefits for careers in

  • Libraries and information agencies
  • Archives and museums
  • Education

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: No campus visits are required. However, you may choose to enroll in electives that require face-to-face meetings on campus.

Courses are semester-based. If you study part time and take one course each semester, you will complete the program in just over one year.

Course work covers:

  • Digital humanities and information
  • Organization of information
  • History of books and media
  • Various optional electives that are relevant to digital humanities. Including:
  • Ethics, data and information
  • Designing games for learning
  • Interaction design
  • Internship in information science and learning technologies
  • Electives in arts and science, education or journalism

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours of college course work.
  3. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  4. Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  5. Statement of purpose that demonstrates your goals align with our program.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

To apply to this program:

This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

Application Deadlines

July 1
December 1
April 15


  • *Required Courses (6 credit hours)
  • IS_LT 7302Organization of Information3 Credits

    An overview of the research that addresses information-seeking behavior and the history, background and development of catalogs and indexes.

  • IS_LT 9439Digital Humanities & Information3 Credits

    This course on history, philosophy and methods in the emerging field of 'digital humanities' focuses on topics at the nexus of information, the humanities disciplines, technology and culture, as well as the contexts of the academy, libraries/archives, museums and media. Graded on A-F basis only.

  • *Electives (6 credit hours)

    You will work with a faculty advising committee to determine your electives.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $367.60
  • Fees: $65.77
  • Total: $433.37
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1102.80
  • Fees: $197.31
  • Total: $1300.11
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $367.60
  • Fees: $65.77
  • Total: $433.37
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1102.80
  • Fees: $197.31
  • Total: $1300.11
Tuition rates are subject to change.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education online

    With more than 100 online programs to choose from across our four campuses, our online students have incredible access to career-advancing education. Our online courses are developed and taught by the same excellent faculty and instructors who teach the courses on campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate education, graduate education, or a certificate program to further your career, one of our four campuses has an option to fit your needs.

  • Learning that fits your schedule

    Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.

  • Service you expect from a renowned University

    Our goal is to provide our online students with an excellent academic experience, without forcing you to make sacrifices in other areas of your life.

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