Learn how age-old inquiries into culture, meaning, and value meet emerging technologies and cutting-edge skills.

Student work

The Advanced Certificate in Digital Humanities (DH) teaches students how to apply emerging technologies to traditional areas of humanistic inquiry. Since much of this work is situated within academic libraries and cultural heritage institutions, the program emphasizes the special role of information professionals in supporting digital humanities research, teaching, and professional activities.

By the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and describe current topics in digital humanities, including theory, methods, and applications, and develop critical perspectives on them;

  2. Develop relevant skills in digital content, research, technology, and user experience; and

  3. Be prepared to apply these skills appropriately in academic and cultural heritage contexts.

Advanced Certificate Requirements

The advanced certificate program consists of 12 credits (four 3-credit courses): two required courses and two electives, which must be completed with a B average or better. The program can be taken as a stand-alone program or within the School of Information's MS Library and Information Science and MS in Data Analytics and Visualization programs.

Required Courses (2 courses, 6 credits)
INFO 657 Digital Humanities I
INFO 659 Digital Humanities II

Elective Courses (2 courses, 6 credits)
Contexts
INFO 631 Academic Libraries & Scholarly Communications
INFO 625 Management of Archives & Special Collections
INFO 670 Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives & Museums

INFO 679 Museum & Digital Culture: Theory & Practice
INFO 689 Rare Books & Special Collections

Digital Content
INFO 665 Projects in Digital Archives
INFO 647 Visual Resources Management
INFO 655 Digital Preservation & Curation
INFO 668 Projects in Moving Image & Sound Archives
INFO 669 Digital Asset & Media Management

Research
INFO 658 Information Visualization
INFO 687 Geographic Information Systems
INFO 640 Data Analysis 
INFO 630 Research Design & Methods

User Experience (UX)
INFO 644 Usability: Theory & Practice
INFO 643 Information Architecture & Interaction Design
INFO 646 Advanced User Experience Design
INFO 682 Projects in Information Experience Design

Special Topics
INFO 611 Information Policy
INFO 628 Data Librarianship & Management 
INFO 633 Strategic Leadership & Management
INFO 663 Metadata: Description & Access
INFO 664 Programming for Cultural Heritage
INFO 680 Instructional Technologies
INFO 681 Community Building & Engagement

Note: Some special topics courses (INFO 697) may be used to fulfill one or more elective requirements. Please contact the program coordinator (listed below) with any questions.

Admissions Requirements

Support research, teaching, and professional development in the area of digital humanities, which applies cutting­-edge technology and methods to age-­old inquiries into culture, meaning, and value. This advanced certificate can be taken within the School of Information's MS in Library and Information Science or MS in Data Analytics and Visualization. It can also be taken as a post-master’s program.  

Applicants to the post-master’s advanced certificate program must:

  • hold a master's degree in humanities, library science or information science from an accredited university
  • submit the online application form, non-refundable application fee, and official transcripts (uploaded online at application)
  • submit a statement of purpose (approximately two pages) online
  • submit a current resume online
  • request two letters of recommendation online from employers, professors, or others able to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate study

Certificate Coordinator
Chris Alen Sula, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Questions? For admissions inquiries, please contact Graduate Admissions at 718.636.3514 or admissions@pratt.edu. For all other inquiries, contact the School of Information at 212.647.7682 or si@pratt.edu. For more information, you may also request a catalog and sign-up to attend an information session.