The M.A. in Public History has emphases in historic preservation and heritage education.
The M.A. in Public History (Historic Preservation Emphasis) prepares the student for further study or career placement in museums, historical sites or agencies. Students choosing the historic preservation emphasis will take a series of courses designed to familiarize them with issues in public history, material culture, the historic landscape, and the built environment. Students will participate in field exercises and projects that take history out of the classroom and into public venues. The Certificate in Historic Preservation focuses upon similar themes and skills but requires the completion of only 18 hours. Hours earned in completing the requirements for a certificate may also be applied to the full master’s degree in public history.
The M.A. in Public History (Heritage Education Emphasis) prepares students for fields at the intersection of education and public history. Students choosing the heritage education emphasis will hone skills aimed at connecting classrooms with museums and historic sites. Students will develop a familiarity with issues confronting social studies teachers and public history educators, study the contexts in which those professionals work, and develop plans for increasing student learning in those contexts that highlight the collaborative possibilities between classrooms and public history institutions. The Certificate in Heritage Education shares this cross-profession emphasis but requires only 18 hours. Hours earned in completing the requirements for a certificate may also be applied to the full master’s degree in public history.
Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Public History, the student should be able to
36 Hours Required
Choose One of the Following Areas of Emphasis:
Choose 6 Hours From:
* No more than 3 hours may be chosen from GH653/678.