Digital Humanities

Bridge the gap between technology and literature, religion, art, and more

Digital humanities is a rapidly growing field that combines academic humanities scholarship with the fields of computing and informatics. This specialization will prepare Master of Information (M.I.S.) and Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) students for careers as 21st-century humanities scholars, both in traditional academic positions as professors and librarians, as well as in alternative careers as managers and developers at digital humanities centers and cultural heritage institutions.

Customize your specialization by choosing from a broad range of electives, including courses in human-computer interaction, gender and computerization, intellectual freedom, and more.


In order to complete this specialization, you must have completed a prior master’s-level degree in a relevant humanities discipline, or be in the process of completing a master’s degree in one of several humanities fields in conjunction with your M.I.S. or M.L.S. degree through our Dual Degree Program.

If you are unsure if your second degree qualifies, please contact specialization adviser Dr. John Walsh to discuss your options.