Apply

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities accepts applications on a rolling deadline. Applicants can submit until the first day of classes for the semester they hope to begin. Applications for the certificate will be vetted by a cross-disciplinary group of faculty affiliated with the program.

If you are already enrolled in or have applied to a degree program at NC State, please submit the following DH grad certificate application materials to Dr. Paul Fyfe, paul.fyfe@ncsu.edu:

  1. A completed DH certificate application form, including the student's proposed curriculum
  2. A statement of purpose (500 words max)
  3. Two letters of support from faculty or administrators in the program(s) in which you were or are enrolled, or from supervisors or staff qualified to evaluate your capacities and plans

Non degree-seeking students (including recent graduates) must submit the same application materials as degree-seeking students, as well as apply to the NC State Graduate School.

Requirements* for application the NC State Graduate School:

  • Completed bachelors degree before admission
  • Cumulative bachelors GPA of at least 3.0 (and/or graduate GPA of at least 3.0)
  • International students must meet the English Proficiency Requirement

If you meet the requirements for application, please complete the following:

  1. Complete a formal application to the NC State Graduate School
  2. Submit unofficial transcripts and statement of degree and date conferred to Admissions
  3. If you claim NC residency for tuition purposes, submit an NC Residency form to Admissions
  4. Submit the DH graduate certificate application to Dr. Paul Fyfe, paul.fyfe@ncsu.edu, comprising:
    1. A completed DH certificate application form, including the student's proposed curriculum
    2. A statement of purpose (500 words max)
    3. Two letters of support from faculty or administrators in the program(s) in which you were or are enrolled, or from supervisors or staff qualified to evaluate the your capacities and plans

*If you do not meet any of the requirements, you will have to work with the Graduate School to submit a justification for admission.

Frequently Asked Questions

As the most recent iteration of "humanities computing”, DH describes an array of digitally-inflected academic practices in humanities disciplines as well as in interdisciplinary collaborations with STEM and design fields. The question "what is DH” has spawned many and evolving answers; rather than fix a definition, we see "DH” as an opportunity for existing fields to experiment with new methods, collaborations, and scholarly communications practices.

Yes. Please see details in the "Apply" section about non-degree-seeking students.

Not at this time, though should approved courses for the certificate be offered online, they can count toward the requirements.

Transfer credit from other institutions is not allowed for graduate certificate programs. All course work must be registered for through NC State University. Students can count up to three credits of existing NC State coursework towards the certificate with the coordinator's approval. Students can apply certificate courses towards their degree program to the amounts specified by participating departments. Please see the Requirements section above.

Yes. Students can register for approved courses through the Inter-Institutional Registration Program. There is no limit to the number of consortium courses students may apply to the certificate.

Academic success in a graduate certificate program may have a strong bearing on future applications or admissions, but completion of the certificate is not a recognized license nor does it guarantee entry to a graduate degree program which is done through a separate application process.