The Digital Studies curriculum is tailored for humanities students. Combining technical and humanistic courses, our M.A. program allows students flexibility to explore interests in a number of areas, including textual analysis, computational linguistics, historical or cultural studies, and digital arts and media.

Course Requirements

  • 11 courses over 4 academic quarters
  • 7 required courses, 3 elective courses, and 1 capstone project course.
  • At least one of the elective courses must have a digital component; the other two electives can be in any department of the humanities or humanistic social sciences.

Course Sequence

Summer Quarter

  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Basic Mathematics and Statistics

Autumn Quarter

  • Data Analysis for Linguistic, Cultural, and Historical Research
  • Data Management for Linguistic, Cultural, and Historical Research
  • Elective course


  • Data Publication for Linguistic, Cultural, and Historical Research
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Issues in Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History


  • M.A. project preparation
  • Elective course
  • Elective course