Loyola University Chicago

Digital Humanities



Digital Humanities is a broad field and a single definition for DH work would be inadequate. 


Here are some of the ways that leaders in the field have defined their work in digital humanities:


Charting and exploring the interface of computing and the Humanities to ask and answer all kinds of questions about what it means to be Human and how computing can help us to interpret that. Juliann Nyhan

Researchers working with digital materials, tools, or methods in the humanities; researchers creating new digital materials, tools, or methods in the humanities; researchers studying computing using humanities methods Stan Ruecker

At its simplest, DH is the utilization of computers and computational tools for the exploration, analysis, and production of humanistic knowledge. Jennifer Guiliano

Definitions from www.whatisdigitalhumanities.com | Refresh page for a new definition of DH

Interdisciplinary thinkers: scholars and researchers interested in literary studies, computer science, history, communications, library and information science, archives and more!


Technologists & developers: students interested in developing their programming and coding skills while analyzing ethics in the digital age.


Professionals: students seeking a professional degree for the 21st century job market.

Our graduate degree is one of the oldest master's in DH programs in the country.  Our connection with the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities allows for partnerships with distinguished faculty and award-winning mentors.  Our interdisciplinary program attracts a diversity of students from around the globe, but maintains small class sizes for personalized instruction. Our program accepts an average of five applicants per academic year.

Doctoral Education: history, literary theory, media studies, anthropology

Tech Industry: programming, software engineering, consulting, UX and interface design

Public History: digital archivist, curator, educator

Public and Private Libraries: digital scholarship, reference librarian, instructional design

Publishing: digital publishing, editing, digital content, project management

Archives, Museums, Cultural Organizations: arts education and museums, archivist, curator, museum programming 

Graduate Fellowships typically take the form of a stipend, 12 tuition credits, and health insurance in exchange for 10 hrs work per week as a Graduate Fellow in the Center. We make every effort to place students in university jobs and in grant-funded positions (example: Library research roles, current Sesquicentennial Scholars).  Students are eligible to work up to 20 hours for an on-campus job.

Tuition course and fees can be found at: https://luc.edu/bursar/tuitionfees/current/graduate-cas/ 

You will need:

GRE scores (students who have already completed a graduate program are exempt)

Language test and transcript evaluation required for international students

Official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate programs

Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)

Statement of purpose (less than 500 words): What is your academic and professional background and why do you wish to pursue an MA in Digital Humanities at Loyola?

**Note: February 1 is the deadline for graduate fellowship consideration.  Otherwise, admissions are rolling.

Request Information: http://luc.edu/gpem/rfi/

Apply Now: https://www.luc.edu/gradschool/applicationinfo.shtml