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Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: No campus visits are required. However, you may choose to enroll in electives that require face-to-face meetings on campus.

Successful completion of the program requires 12 credit hours plus a digital project. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise.

The chart below shows the courses that are traditionally offered. You will work closely with your faculty committee on all elective course selection decisions. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Required Courses (6 credit hours)

IS_LT 9439 Digital Humanities & Information   
IS_LT 7302 Organization Of Information    
Electives (6 credit hours)

You will work with a faculty advising committee to determine your electives.

Faculty advising committee

You will form a committee of two professors who will help determine electives and advise you on your digital projects. The faculty will typically be from your home discipline in the humanities, social sciences, or professional school (e.g., English, romance languages, classics, history, sociology, computer science, library and information science, or journalism). The other adviser will be from the iSchool.

Post-baccalaureate enrollment

Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll as a post-baccalaureate (formerly nondegree-seeking) student in up to 3 credit hours. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The College of Education is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page.

How to apply

  1. Fulfill the admission requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours of college course work.
    • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 180.
    • GRE scores are not required.
  2. Mark your calendar

  3. This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

    Application dates

    To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
    Fall July 1 August
    Spring December 1 January
    Summer April 15 June
  4. Gather your papers

  5. Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

    • Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
    • Statement of purpose that demonstrates your goals align with our program.
    • Résumé or CV.
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or C1 Advanced score reports for applicants whose native language is not English. For information on sending test scores, visit the Grad School website.
  6. Complete the online application

  7. Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

    • Upload the above documents in the online application
    • Degree/Delivery: Graduate Certificate- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
    • Academic Program: Digital Humanities-Distance (Grad Cert)

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This program is administered by the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. SISLT is a proud member of the iSchools consortium, an international coalition of leading information schools.