Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities and Culture

Priority Deadlines:


  • Pullman

International Student English Proficiency Exams

International students may need to surpass the Graduate School’s minimum English language proficiency exam scores for this program. If the graduate program has unique score requirements, they will be detailed below. Otherwise, please refer to the Graduate School’s minimum score guidelines.

Degree Description:

The graduate certificate in Digital Humanities and Culture emphasizes historical, rhetorical, and cultural knowledge by building expertise in the critical analysis and creative production of digital media. This understanding prepares students for problem solving and communicating both locally and globally. More than learning a specific technology or computing platform, a graduate certificate in Digital Humanities and Culture directs students to learn how, when, and most importantly why to use technology to solve a range of problems for digital classrooms, scholarly research methodologies, information technology companies, political advocacy groups, social justice projects and beyond. Merging theory and practice, the Digital Humanities and Culture certificate provides a foundation for critical digital literacy.

Admission Requirements:

Students seeking to earn this certificate must be simultaneously enrolled in a graduate degree-granting program at Washington State University. A total of nine-credit hours are required for the DHC graduate certificate: English/DTC 560 (three-credit hours) and DTC/English 561 (three-credit hours) are mandatory and the final three-credit hours are chosen by the students from a list of electives depending on their focus. The required two core courses, both offered on the Pullman campus, bring together theory, practice, methods, and ethics.

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