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.

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.

Submission Information

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.)

Note: Programs with an * have submitted information for the Guide. Programs are invited to update their information and may do so by updating their online form here. If you know of a program not already listed or have questions, please contact us [email protected]

Public History and Related Programs

SchoolGrad ProgramRel. Grad ProgramUndergrad ProgramRel. Undergrad Program
Algonquin College*
American Military University*
American Public University*
American University*
Anderson University
Angelo State University
Appalachian State University*
Arizona State University*
Arkansas Tech University*
Armstrong Atlantic State University*
Athabasca University*
Auburn University*
Baldwin Wallace University*
Ball State University*
Bank Street College
Baylor University
Black Hills State University
Boise State University*
Bowling Green State University
Brown University*
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona*
California State University East Bay
California State University, Chico*
California State University, Fullerton*
California State University, San Bernardino*
Carleton College
Carleton University*
Carnegie Mellon University
Central Connecticut State University*
Central Michigan University*
Clemson University/College of Charleston*
Cleveland State University*
College at Brockport, SUNY*
College of William and Mary*
Colorado State University*
Columbia University*
Concordia University*
Cornell University
DePaul University*
Dominican University
Duquesne University*
East Carolina University*
Eastern Illinois University*
Eastern Washington University*
Elizabeth City State University
Emporia State University
Flagler College*
Flinders University*
Florida International University*
Florida State University*
Fort Hays State University
Fort Lewis College*
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Franklin Pierce University*
Freie Universität Berlin*
George Mason University
Georgia College & State University*
Georgia Southern University*
Georgia State University*
Gettysburg College*
Gordon College
Grand Canyon University
Howard University
Idaho State University*
Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI)*
Indiana University of Pennsylvania*
Jackson State University
James Madison University
Johnson University
Kennesaw State University*
Kent State University*
La Salle University*
Lehigh University*
Lewis University
Lincoln Memorial University
Lindenwood University
Long Island University
Longwood University*
Loyola University Chicago*
Luther College
Manchester Metropolitan University
Marian University
Marist College*
Marquette University*
Mars Hill University*
Marshall University*
Mary Baldwin College
Marymount University*
Marywood University*
McMurry University
Mercyhurst University*
Meredith College*
Messiah College*
Middle Tennessee State University*
Misericordia University
Mississippi University for Women
Monash University*
Morningside College
Nazareth College*
New Mexico State University*
New York University*
Niagara University*
North Carolina Central University*
North Carolina State University at Raleigh*
North Dakota State University*
Northeastern University*
Northern Arizona University
Northern Illinois University*
Northern Kentucky University*
Northern Michigan University
Northern State University
Northwest Missouri State*
Nottingham Trent University*
Ohio Northern University*
Oklahoma State University*
Oregon State University
Our Lady of the Lake University
Penn State University*
Plymouth State University
Portland State University*
Regis College*
Rhode Island College*
Rhodes College
Roanoke College
Royal Holloway, University of London*
Ruskin College*
Rutgers University
Rutgers University–Camden*
Sacramento State University*
Saint Vincent College*
Salem State University
San Diego State University*
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Shepherd University
Shippensburg University*
Simmons College*
Southeast Missouri State University*
Southeastern Louisiana University*
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville*
Southern New Hampshire University
Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology
St. Cloud University*
St. John’s University*
Stanford University
Stephen F. Austin State University*
Stevenson University*
Suffolk University
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY Empire State College*
SUNY Oneonta*
Tarleton State University
Temple University*
Texas State University*
The Chinese University of Hong Kong*
The Ohio State University*
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock*
Trinity College Dublin*
Tufts University
Tusculum College*
Union College
Université de Paris Est, Créteil -Val de Marne
Université du Québec à Montréal
University at Albany, SUNY*
University College Dublin
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Amsterdam
University of Arizona
University of Baltimore*
University of Bristol
University of California, Riverside*
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Cambridge*
University of Central Florida
University of Central Lancashire
University of Central Oklahoma*
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Delaware
University of Exeter
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Ghent
University of Hertfordshire
University of Houston*
University of Illinois, Springfield*
University of Kansas*
University of Louisiana at Lafayette*
University of Louisville*
University of Manchester
University of Maryland, Baltimore County*
University of Massachusetts Amherst*
University of Massachusetts Boston*
University of Michigan
University of Missouri – St. Louis
University of Missouri – Kansas City*
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
University of Nebraska at Kearney*
University of Nevada Las Vegas*
University of Nevada, Reno*
University of New England
University of New Orleans*
University of North Alabama*
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte*
University of North Carolina at Greensboro*
University of North Carolina Wilmington*
University of Northern Iowa*
University of Richmond
University of San Diego
University of South Carolina*
University of South Florida
University of Southern Mississippi*
University of Sydney
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at El Paso*
University of Toledo
University of Vermont*
University of Washington, Tacoma
University of Waterloo*
University of West Florida*
University of West Georgia*
University of Western Ontario*
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire*
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse*
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee*
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater*
University of Wrocław*
University of Wyoming
Ursuline College
Victoria University of Wellington*
Villanova University
Virginia Tech University
Walsh University*
Washington State University
Wayne State University*
Weber State University
West Virginia University*
Western Carolina University*
Western Michigan University*
Western Washington University
Whitworth University
Wichita State University*
Wilkes University*
William Paterson University*
Wright State University*
Youngstown State University*