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MA in Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History

University of Chicago Division of Humanities

Full time September MA Full-time: 1 year

About the course

Why Digital Studies?

The University of Chicago's M.A. program in Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History introduces students to computer programming and the use of cutting-edge software tools for representing, analyzing, and publishing the products of human language and culture. The courses in this program help students not just to understand and use digital tools but to see digital computing as a cultural activity in its own right—an activity to be studied with respect to its historical development, social setting, cultural impact, and aesthetic qualities, as well as the ethical problems it creates in our increasingly digitized world.

The M.A. program reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the University of Chicago, and may include areas such as anthropology,

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Entry Requirements

All applicants must submit the following materials:

• a statement of purpose,
• 3 letters of recommendation,
• transcripts for all previous degrees and coursework,
• GRE test scores from within the preceding 5 years,
• TOEFL or IELTS test scores from within the preceding 2 years (if needed to meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement for international students), and
• an application fee of $90. The fee can be waived if it presents a financial hardship, or for members of certain groups. Requesting a waiver will not affect the assessment of your application. Please reach out to us at to request a waiver.

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