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. The program emphasizes the special role of information professionals in supporting digital humanities research, teaching, and professional activities, especially within academic libraries and cultural heritage institutions.

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.

What will you do? Recent job titles obtained by MSLIS graduates with the certificate include:
  • Digital Scholarship Librarian
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Reference & Instruction Librarian
  • Open Educational Resources, Adjunct Instructor

In addition, several graduates are pursuing doctoral degrees.

Where will you go? A selection of institutions and organizations where these graduates work or study:
Brown University New York Institute of Technology
Columbia University Libraries SUNY New Paltz
Fordham University University of Cincinnati Libraries
Manhattan College  University of Pittsburgh
New York City College of Technology  


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 
INFO 659 Advanced Projects in Digital Humanities

Elective Courses (2 courses, 6 credits)
INFO 631 Academic Libraries & Scholarly Communication
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

INFO 609 Introduction to Spatial Thinking & GIS
INFO 658 Information Visualization
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 Digital Product Design
INFO 682 Projects in Information Experience Design

Special Topics
INFO 611 Information Policies & Politics
INFO 628 Data Librarianship & Management 
INFO 633 Strategic Leadership & Management
INFO 663 Metadata Design
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

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.    


Adv Certificate in Digital Humanities

  • Semester 1

    Complete this course.

    INFO-657 Digital Humanities

  • Semester 2

    Complete this course.

    INFO-659 Advanced Projects in Digital Humanities

  • Semester 3

    Choose two from the following list:

    INFO-611 Information Policies & Politics
    INFO-625 Management of Archives and Special Collections
    INFO-625 Management of Archives and Special Collections
    INFO-630 Research Design & Methods
    INFO-631 Academic Libraries and Scholarly
    INFO-633 Strategic Leadership & Management
    INFO-640 Data Analysis
    INFO-643 Information Architecture & Interaction Design
    INFO-644 Usability Theory & Practice
    INFO-646 Digital Product Design
    INFO-647 Visual Resources Management
    INFO-655 Digital Preservation & Curation
    INFO-658 Information Visualization
    INFO-664 Programming For Cultural Heritage
    INFO-665 Projects in Digital Archives
    INFO-668 Projects in Moving Image & Sound Archiving
    INFO-669 Digital Asset & Media Management
    INFO-679 Museums and Digital Culture:Theory and Practice
    INFO-680 Instructional Technologies
    INFO-681 Community Building & Engagement
    INFO-682 Projects in Information Experience Design
    INFO-689 Rare Books & Special Collections