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Welcome to the M.A. in Digital Humanities

The M.A. in Digital Humanities program cultivates both the practical skills and the humanistic knowledge needed to work on digital humanities-related projects in universities, libraries, museums, and non-profit cultural organizations. In the program, students from a variety of academic backgrounds such as history, English, art, computer science, philosophy, and music create digital research projects to explore the ethical, social, and political issues relevant to local and global communities.


Degree Offered

Admissions Deadlines


M.A. in Digital Humanities
November 1 for Spring
March 1 for Fall

Our curriculum introduces students to fundamental principles and methods of the digital humanities and includes specialization in one of three areas: digital textuality, data visualization and mapping, and digital pedagogy. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to enter the job market, work in the private and public sector, or be prepared for doctoral studies in a variety of academic areas.

Announcing FALL 2021 courses

Take a look at the wide range of courses being offered by the program in Spring 2021, ranging from “Data Analysis Methods” to “Data, Culture, and Society” to “Interactive Data Visualization.” All Spring 2021 courses will be remote.


Our Program

Digital humanists use a variety of technological tools and platforms to explore humanities subjects. They employ maps to diagram the action that takes place in novels; use network analysis software to explore relations between historical figures; prototype advanced platforms for scholarly communication; study social media and its effects on human expression and coordination; and analyze text and images through computational tools.

Learn about the Graduate Center’s Student Resources available to our students.


Prospective Students

In our program, students learn to think critically about digital platforms as they begin to use them. Our students gain programming skills in the context of their digital projects, with the support of a large community of fellow practitioners. The program includes an optional internship course that offers valuable experience in applying DH skills in a professional context. Throughout their coursework, students balance critical study of technology with substantive study of humanities subjects.

Learn about our Areas of Study.


Students and Alumni

Our students are artists, librarians, programmers, readers, poets, curators, historians, teachers, and philosophers, weaving together a wide-ranging professional network. They bring their diverse backgrounds, interests, and identities into the classroom to develop DH projects, while also engaging analytically, critically, and creatively with the digital tools they use. 

Together, they share an interest in using digital methods to explore the world. Together, they are imagining new ethical ways to engage with technology. Together, they are creating the future of the book, the future of scholarship, and the future of the museum. 

Learn about our students’ experiences in the program.



We are located in the middle of New York City (Fifth Avenue and 34th Street) so students can also learn from the rich cultural and intellectual offerings of New York City, and apply for internships and jobs in the rich array of cultural institutions, museums, and companies in many fields.


Matthew Gold

Director, Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities
Graduate Center
Room 5307.04

Phone 212-817-7256

Photo credit, clockwise from top : Alex Irklievski (1), Ron Hester (2), and Da Ping Luo (3, 4).

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