Applications from individuals wishing to earn a Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities are accepted in the Fall (deadline of  October 15th) for admission in the following Spring term, and in Spring (deadline of March 1st) for acceptance in the next Fall term. Decisions are made by the Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate Curriculum Committee (a multi-disciplinary group of faculty and staff). The target timeline for notification is within 6 weeks of the application deadline.

For questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Sarah Connelly, Coordinator of Admissions.

Steps in applying to the GCDH Program:

  • If not already enrolled at OU, go to the Graduate College’s Application Page: Here.
  • Next, click on the “Apply Now” button at the top of the right hand column.
  • Select the Digital Humanities Certificate as the program to which you are applying.

  • If you are currently enrolled as a graduate student in a program at OU, go to the Graduate College’s Application Page: Here.
  • Next, click on the “Addition or Change of Program Application” button in the lower right hand column.
  • Select the Digital Humanities Certificate as the program which you are seeking to add.

Students who are accepted into the GCDH Program will meet with a member of the Curriculum Committee to select the courses most congruent with their goals.

[ The designated administrative unit for this interdisciplinary certificate program is the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Please note that the GCDH Program is open to students from any area, and that the coursework is offered by faculty members from multiple colleges and departments. ]

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> Please read the following guidelines before undertaking the application process.
General information about admissions to graduate certificate programs is available from the OU Graduate College. It includes these clarifications about students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program and students who are admitted solely to the certificate program:

All students who intend to pursue a graduate certificate must complete the online application for graduate admission.

A student who is admitted to a graduate degree program is not automatically granted admission to associated graduate certificate programs. Students enrolled in a graduate degree program who intend to pursue a graduate certificate must apply to add the graduate certificate program.”

“Students admitted solely to graduate certificate programs:

  • are not candidates for a degree
  • are not assured future admission to a degree program
  • are not eligible for financial aid
  • are limited to the maximum number of hours required for the graduate certificate”

For additional academic policies regarding graduate certificate programs and requirements, see the Graduate College Bulletin.