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Earning a Degree in Digital Humanities for Military & Veterans

A Degree in Digital Humanities

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What can you do with a Digital Humanities Degree?

Digital Humanities (DH) is a rapidly growing and very popular field of study. A Degree in Digital Humanities melds the new(er) pursuits of digital technologies with the time-tested interests and research of the humanities.

Professions with this degree include:

  • Museum Archivist – Oversee institutions’ collections, such as of historical items or of artwork. Median Annual Salary: $50,000.
  • Social Science Research Assistant – Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management. Median Annual Salary: $51,000.
  • Library Media Specialist – Help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use. Median Annual Salary: $61,000.
  • Historian – Research, analyze, interpret, and write about the past by studying historical documents and sources. Median Annual Salary: $64,000.
  • Editor – Plan, review, and revise content for publication. Median Annual Salary: $64,000.
  • Writer – Develop written content for various types of media. Median Annual Salary: $70,000.

Is a Digital Humanities Degree hard?

A Degree in Digital Humanities is definitely not hard! In fact, a Degree in Digital Humanities is fun and enjoyable and very diverse. Humanities is a broad field, yet in its essence it is the search for knowledge and understanding about human culture. Humanities encompasses art, literature, music, history, theology, and much (much!) more.

Given that a Digital Humanities Degree encompasses embracing and mastering technology, many courses (and in fact entire degrees) are offered online. Of course, campus-based programs are offered as well! Students wishing to earn a Digital Humanities Degree have an increasing number of options to find a program that fits their needs.

Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Humanities

With a Bachelor’s in Digital Humanities students gain knowledge of research in the humanities (art, literature, history, etc.) coupled with the use of digital resources, digital information, new technology, and other cutting edge and progressive methods. Students are also given instruction in and opportunities to grow their professional collaboration skills.

Courses in Digital Humanities vary by program but often include core classes including:

  • Library Science
  • Digital Technology
  • Research
  • Ethics
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Communication

Master’s Degree in Digital Humanities

Students earning a Master’s Degree in Digital Humanities will master the technical skills required for the dynamic job market while receiving a holistic and interdisciplinary education in the humanities. With the technological landscape evolving rapidly, graduates will be well prepared to start careers in a variety of businesses, schools, government, and even entrepreneurship!

Digital technologies are becoming ubiquitous in society. Businesses, including government and education, often rely on data mining for a variety of decisions including:

A Master’s in Digital Humanities will tend to be both research and project oriented. Students are encouraged to choose academic fields of study that interest them as they navigate their graduate studies and begin to choose a specialty. Popular fields of collaboration include English, History, and Library Sciences.

Is a Digital Humanities Degree worth it?

If you are looking for a degree that blends new technology with a variety of humanities-based interests then this is the degree for you! A Degree in Digital Humanities is absolutely worth it as it affords graduates a rewarding career with great pay. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this career field is expected to grow by approximately 15% over the next decade, which is faster than average and therefore a great degree to invest in today.

GI Bill®-approved Schools with Degrees in Digital Humanities

Ready to start your Degree in Digital Humanities? Check out these great programs available at our partner schools:

Concordia University of Ann Arbor

Offers a fully online and a campus-based option for its Master of Arts in Digital Humanities. Concordia U-Ann Arbor has GI Bill approved programs, offers credit for military experience, and awards credit for both the CLEP and DSST exams. Concordia U-Ann Arbor is a Yellow Ribbon school and is approved for Tuition Assistance.  For more info, please visit the Concordia University of Ann Arbor profile page.

Concordia University of Wisconsin

Offers a fully online option for a Master of Arts in Digital Humanities. Concordia U-WI has GI Bill approved programs, offers credit for military experience, and awards credit for both the CLEP and DSST exams. Concordia U-WI is a MyCAA approved school, is approved for Tuition Assistance, and Concordia U-WI is a Yellow Ribbon school.  For more info, please visit the Concordia University of Wisconsin profile page.

Loyola University Chicago

Offers a campus-based Master of Arts in Digital Humanities. Loyola University-Chicago has GI Bill approved programs, offers credit for military experience, and awards credit for both the CLEP and DSST exams. Loyola University-Chicago is a Yellow Ribbon school and is approved for Tuition Assistance.  For more info, please visit the Loyola University Chicago profile page.

*All statistics and calculations from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information click here.

 

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Born in SoCal yet raised Tampa, Florida - Leah earned her undergraduate BA in Liberal Studies from the University of Central Florida. Leah earned her MA in the MALAS at San Diego State University, while also completing a graduate teaching certificate in English for Secondary Education. An avid traveler, she has visited more than 60 countries. With the birth of her son Spencer in 2012, Leah embarked on her biggest adventure (yet) as parent and Coast Guard wife.