Public History Concentration

The Public History concentration stresses the blending of academic and applied history with intent to broaden public awareness of the value of studying the past.


Public History Concentration Core Requirements 1
HIS 501Graduate History Colloquium3
HIS 502Public History Colloquium3
HIS 503Researching and Writing History3
HIS 510Graduate Readings Seminar 23
HIS 510Graduate Readings Seminar 23
HIS 515History and Digital Media3
HIS 570Public History Internship and Project8
or HIS 580 Thesis
Select two of the following:6
American Material Life
Historic Environmental Preservation
Museum and Society
Archival Management
Museum/Historic Sites Methods
Oral History Methods
Elective History Course (American, European, World or Public history) 33
Total Hours35

Students in the Public History concentration can take up to four credit hours of 400-level courses for graduate credit.


HIS 510 must be taken a minimum of two times; course topics vary.  Master's students are encouraged to take graduate seminars.


Student may fill up to 3 credit hours of electives with HIS 599, pending faculty approval.