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Guide to Public History Programs

This guide is a free, international resource for prospective students, public history faculty, and anyone interested in the shape of public history education today. It offers basic information, in a standardized format, about the growing number of public history programs for graduate and undergraduate students. It is meant to be a starting point for comparing programs.

In addition, NCPH intends this resource to be useful for museums and other public history institutions, government agencies, pre-collegiate schools, businesses, and community groups wanting to identify potential partners in their geographical area. Information collected for the guide also will enable NCPH to provide more regular statistics about the profession.

If you would like to create an entry for your program, please complete the online form here. (It takes about 10-15 mins. to complete the online form. We recommend that you first consult some of the existing entries so that you know what information is expected about your program.)

Highlighted below are the programs that have submitted information for the Guide.  Programs are invited to update their information and may do so by sending changes to  If you know of a program not already listed or have questions, please contact us

You may also view the programs indexed by geographic location, concentrations offered, and degrees offered.

Recognizing that each program has its own goals, resources, and needs, the NCPH’s best practices documents highlight some of the core elements to which every program can aspire.  Please note that colleges and universities define their public history offerings in different ways and there is no single standard for what constitutes at “public history program.” Editors of this guide simply include institutions that offer elements of a program.  Over time, as resources, staffing, and institutional priorities change, an institution’s “program’s” strengths may change.

The Public History Navigator is a consumer’s guide to public history programs designed to help students prepare for, select, and succeed in a graduate public history program.

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Algonquin College, Canada X
American Military University X
American University X
Angelo State University X
Appalachian State University X X
Arizona State University X
Arkansas Tech University X
Armstrong Atlantic State University X
Athabasca University, Canada X
Auburn University X
Baldwin Wallace University X
Ball State University X
Bank Street College X
Baylor University X X
Black Hills State University X
Boise State University X
Boston University X
Bowling Green University  X
Bridgewater State University X
Brown University  X
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona X
California State University, Chico X X
California State University, East Bay X  X
California State University, Fullerton X
California State University, Sacramento X
California State University, San Bernardino X
Carleton College X
Carleton University, Canada X
Carnegie-Mellon University X X
Central Connecticut State University X X
Central Michigan University X
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China X
Clemson University X
Cleveland State University X
College of William and Mary, NIAHD X
Colorado State University X
Concoria University, Canada X
Cornell University Department of Science & Technology Studies X
DePaul University X
Dominican University X
Duquesne University X
East Carolina University X
East Stroudsburg University X
Eastern Illinois University X
Eastern Washington University X
Elizabeth City State University X
Emporia State University X
Flagler College X X
Flinders University, Australia X
Florida State University X
Florida International University X
Fort Hays State University X
Fort Lewis College X
Franklin Pierce University X
Friedrich-Meinecke Institut at the Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany X
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site X
George Mason University X
The George Washington University X
Georgia College & State University X
Georgia State University X
Georgia Southern University  X
Gordon College X
Grand Canyon University X
Harvard University Extension School X
Howard University X
Idaho State University X X
Indiana University of Pennsylvania X
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis X
Jackson State University X
James Madison University X
Kennesaw State University X
Kent State University X
La Salle University X
Lehigh University X X
Lewis University X
Lincoln Memorial University X
Lindenwood University X
Longwood University X
Long Island University X
Loyola University Chicago X
Luther College X
Marian University X
Marist College X
Marquette University X
Marshall University X
Mars Hill University X
Mary Baldwin College
Marymount University X
Marywood University X
McMurray University X
Mercyhurst University X
Meredith College X
Messiah College X
Middle Tennessee State University X
Mississippi University for Women X
Monash University, Australia X
Nazareth College X
Newcastle University, UK X
New Mexico State University X
New York University X
Niagara University X X
North Carolina Central University X
North Carolina State University X
North Dakota State University X
Northeastern University X
Northern Arizona University X
Northern Illinois University X
Northern Kentucky University X
Northern Michigan University X
Northern State University X X
Northwest Missouri State X
The Ohio State University X
Oklahoma State University X
Ohio Northern University X
Our Lady of the Lake University X
Penn State University X
Plymouth State University X
Portland State University X X
Regis College X X
Rhode Island College X
Roanoke College X
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK X
Ruskin College, Oxford, UK X
Rutgers University – Camden X
Saint Vincent College X
Salem State University X
San Diego State University X
San Francisco State University X
School of the Art Institute of Chicago X
Shepherd University X
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania X X
Simmons College X
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville X
Southeast Missouri State University X X
Southeastern Louisiana University X X
Southern New Hampshire University X
Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India X
Saint Cloud State University X
St. John’s University X
Stanford University X
State University of New York-Empire State College X
State University of New York-Oneonta X
State University of New York-College at Brockport X
Stephen F. Austin State University X
Stevenson University X
Suffolk University X
Tarleton State University X
Temple University X
Texas State University X
Texas Woman’s University X
Trinity College Dublin X
Tufts University X
Tusculum College X
Union College X
University College Dublin, Ireland X
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada X
Université Paris-Est Crétei, France X
University of Alabama in Huntsville X
University at Albany, State University of New York X
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands X
University of Arkansas at Little Rock X
University of Arizona X
University of Baltimore X
University of Bristol, UK X
University of California, Los Angeles X
University of California, Riverside X
University of California, Santa Barbara X
University of Cambridge, UK X
University of Central Florida X
University of Central Lancashire, UK X
University of Central Missouri X
University of Central Oklahoma X
University of Cincinnati X
University of Colorado, Denver X X
University of Delaware X
University of Exeter, Cornwall, UK X
University of Florida X
University of Ghent, Belgium X
University of Hertfordshire, UK X
University of Houston X
University of Illinois, Springfield X
University of Kansas X
University of Louisiana at Lafayette X
University of Louisville X
University of Manchester, UK X
University of Mary Washington X
University of Maryland, Baltimore County X X
University of Massachusetts Amherst X
University of Massachusetts Boston X
University of Michigan X
University of Missouri – Kansas City X
University of Missouri – St. Louis X
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy X
University of Nevada Las Vegas X
University of Nevada, Reno X
University of New England, Australia X X
University of North Alabama X  X
University of New Orleans  X
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill X
University of North Carolina, Charlotte X
University of North Carolina, Greensboro X
University of North Carolina, Wilmington X
University of Northern Iowa X X
University of Oregon X
University of Richmond X
University of Salford, UK X
University of San Diego X
University of South Carolina X
University of South Florida X
University of Southern Mississippi X
University of Sydney, Australia X X
University of Texas at Arlington X
University of Texas at El Paso X
University of Toledo X X
University of Vermont X
University of Washington, Tacoma X
University of Waterloo, Canada X
University of West Florida X
University of West Georgia X
University of Western Ontario Canada X
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire X X
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse X
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee X X
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater X
University of Wroclaw, Poland X
University of Wyoming X
Ursuline College
Utah Valley State College X
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand X
Villanova University X X
Virginia Tech University X
Washington State University X
Walsh University X
Weber State University X
West Texas A&M University X X
West Virginia University X
Western Carolina University X
Western Michigan University X X
Western Washington University X
Whitworth University X
Wichita State University X
Wilkes University X
William Paterson University X
Wright State University X
Youngstown State University X X