Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies
Looking for skills to supplement a humanities degree? Consider Salem State University’s graduate certificate in digital studies. Today’s humanities are changing quickly. They are increasingly digital in nature, and students with graduate level training in digital studies can build careers in many fields. The graduate certificate in digital studies offers students advanced skills in digital writing, data visualization, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, digital content strategy and curation, digital stewardship, digital mapping, and topic modeling. These skills offer students the expertise to succeed in:
- Digital cultural heritage preservation
- Graduate study in the humanities
- K-12 and college instruction
- Journalism and new media
- Libraries and museums
- Digital archiving and stewardship
Innovative, flexible, and practical for professionals and academics in almost any discipline, the certificate in digital studies will update your humanities degree while helping you leverage your training to meet the demands of a new cultural marketplace.
- Online and small seminar formats available
- Four courses, two required and two electives, for a total of 12 credits
- Internship option available
- One year to completion
The curriculum consists of two core courses and two electives.
Visit the 2016-2017 School of Graduate Studies catalog Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies page for more course details and program requirements.
ENG 713 Digital Humanities
ENG 830 Digital Writing
Choose two electives from any category.
ENG 715 Topics in Digital Studies (sample topics may include global digital humanities, literary studies in the digital age, digital rhetoric, and digital pedagogy)
ENG 876 Directed Study
ENG 879 Internship in Digital Humanities
Library Media Studies
LBS 724 Electronic Technologies for Information Retrieval
LBS 850 Emerging Technologies for Libraries
EDU 869A Design and Production of Media Materials
HST 705 Institute: Information Technology in History
HST 990 Internship
The graduate certificate in digital studies equips students with skills necessary for 21st century literacies: critical thinking and problem solving; creativity and innovation; community and collaboration; and the transformation of traditional writing into digital genres. Digital studies and the digital humanities help to prepare students for careers in cultural institutions such as academic libraries and museums and equips educators with the tools to prepare their students for the demands of the 21st century.