Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Master of Arts in Digital Humanities


Granada Center

1032 W. Sheridan Rd

Chicago, IL 60660

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Digital Humanities

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Digital Humanities MA program at Loyola University CTSDH offers training in the practice and critical study of the intersections between the humanities and computational sciences. Our interdisciplinary program offers rigorous hands-on training in digital research projects within a theoretical framework that explores the critical, social, and ethical contexts for thinking about Digital Humanities research and applications. 
Our Students

Our students enter into the MA in DH program from a variety of academic backgrounds, including literary studies, history, library and information science, and computer science. Their goals are both academic and professional. What they have in common is an interest in how the digital creates opportunities to shape and create structures of knowledge and information systems, and an investment in interdisciplinary scholarship. They gain a theoretical understanding of how technology shapes our lived experiences, combined with practical experiences of making and building. Our students move into careers in both the private and academic sector, including education, libraries, archives, museums, and PhD programs.

Our Program

The MA is a 30-hour program which may be taken either full-time or part-time. Our program is research- and project-oriented, with students gaining the skills to work on faculty-led projects and develop research projects of their own design. Students work with a range of CTSDH faculty in both their “home” disciplines and other disciplines. Our program has strong links to many of the departments, research areas, and faculty at Loyola University Chicago, including English, History, Public History, Computer Science, Library Services, Communication, Social Work, and University Archives.

Our Courses

Students take six core seminars in addition to 2 electives within the field of their choosing. In a student’s final two semesters she or he will work with faculty members to design and build their own digital research project. 

Seminar topics range from an introduction to the methods and methodology of the field, to special topics in public history, project design, research methods, textual criticism, human-computer interface, and markup languages. Courses emphasize both discussion of the theories that shape and define the field of Digital Humanities as well as hands-on project building. Coursework is designed to provide technical skills to humanities students, as well as humanistic scholarly research methods to those with a technical or computer science background. 


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Eligibility Requirements:

Test Requirements: GRE general test. Loyola's school code is 1412 English Language Testing Requirements: TOEFL: 550 paper, 79 IBT. IELTS: 6.5 Special Application Instructions: None Prerequisite Requirements: None

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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