The MA in History (Public History Concentration) is an innovative collaboration between the History Department and the Arts Management Program. Students receive deep training in historical knowledge and primary research practices, as well as comprehensive training in the business and advocacy skills sought after in the arts and cultural sectors.
Our graduates are well prepared to wear the multiple hats often required in the world of public history.
This degree is particularly suited for students entering the Public History field, finding future jobs in historical museums, societies, and sites.
A minimum of 39 credit hours is required. Because of the nature of this program, transfer credit hours cannot be accepted, nor can courses be taken outside of History and Arts Management.
The M.A. project is a substantial public history presentation based on original research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member. With approval from the advisor, it may be an extensive expansion of research undertaken for a seminar or for the fieldwork experience.