History Master of Arts Degree with Certificate in Advanced Study in Public History Program

Program of Study (54 credits minimum)

Students enrolled in this program will be required to make their M.A. concentration public history and to take courses and an internship appropriate to one of the three areas of emphasis: Historical Agency Studies, Historical Records Administration, History and Public Policy.

  1. History content, reading, and seminar courses (25 credits): History courses, as advised, including His 621 or His 630 or a reading course from any of the other M.A. concentrations as advised, and a research seminar or a thesis (His 699).
  2. Professional courses (15 credits): His 501 and 12 credits chosen from among the following: His 503 (required of students emphasizing Historical Agency Studies), 504, 505, 506, 507 (required of students emphasizing History and Public Policy), 508, Isp 501, 611, 646, 650, 655, 656 (required of students emphasizing Historical Records Administration), 658, 666 (with consent of director of the program), Pad 500.
  3. Satisfactory completion of a major field examination in Local and Regional History or one of the other M.A. fields as advised.
  4. His 798A,B Internship in Public History (12 credits).
  5. His 797 Directed Reading in Public History (2 credits).

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If you have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.