Digital Humanities MA

About the MA in Digital Humanities at Loyola

What is digital humanities? It's the study of the human experience through the use of digital and computing technologies. With the two-year MA in Digital Humanities at Loyola University Chicago, you will have the unique opportunity to explore the intersection of technology and traditional humanities disciplines.

As the oldest—and one of the few—digital humanities programs of its kind in the country, the digital humanities master's at Loyola University Chicago offers you rigorous hands-on training in digital research projects, including faculty-led projects and research projects of your own design. You will also build the tech-enabled foundation you need to pursue careers in various sectors and settings—including education, libraries, archives, and museums—and to apply to PhD programs.

Program Structure

The MA in Digital Humanities can be pursued full time or part time. Classes are held at the Lake Shore Campus, located on Chicago's North Side, right along Lake Michigan, in a diverse and dynamic residential area.

Why Choose Loyola for Your MA in Digital Humanities?

Built for the digital age

Our coursework blends theory with practice, giving you opportunities to apply modern digital tools, computing and coding skills, and tech-enabled research methods to a range of fields, including literature, history, and art.

As the oldest—and one of the few—digital humanities master's programs in the nation, our unique and established Digital Humanities MA provides you with the foundation you need for your career in the digital humanities or to pursue your PhD.

You will benefit from close partnerships with distinguished faculty and award-winning mentors who care about you and will be there to support you every step of the way.

Your worldview will expand through a master's program that attracts students from across the globe to a learning environment where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

You can get involved in the Digital Humanities Student Association (DHSA), a student-run organization at Loyola University Chicago, where you can engage in conversations around industry topics and represent Loyola's digital humanities work in the world.

Through this highly selective program, which accepts just five students each year, you will learn in a close-knit cohort of students who share your passion for digital humanities.

Digital Humanities Department

The Department of Digital Humanities offers training in the practice and critical study of the intersections between the humanities and computational sciences.

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Meet the Faculty

The MA in Digital Humanities Program is housed in the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (CTSDH), a multidisciplinary research center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola. Our faculty come from departments and schools across the university and are leading experts on a range of topics in the field of digital humanities and textual studies.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Digital Humanities MA program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Digital Humanities MA learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the Digital Humanities MA totals $34950.00, or 30 credit hours at a cost of $1,165.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Digital Humanities MA are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Fall: Rolling applications
Merit Award Deadline: February 1

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Digital Humanities MA include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose Details

Please write a brief statement describing your academic and research interests as well as your professional goals.

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to gradapp@luc.edu.

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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