Program Introduction

Established in 2000, the Masters of Applied Historical Research prepares students for non‐academic public history careers in libraries, museums, businesses, and public agencies. MAHR students complete a community‐oriented written or multimedia "project" in lieu of an academic thesis. Areas of emphasis include museums, urban studies, and cultural resource management. Internships connect students to prospective employers.

Program Strengths

  • Editing
  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Material Culture
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History
  • Other
  • Public Policy
  • Publishing

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

Tuition Waiver
In‐State Status

Deadline To Apply

See program website for details

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

  • Idaho State Historical Society
  • City of Boise
  • Basque Museum
  • Idaho Military History Museum
  • Hagerman Fossil Beds
  • Canyon County’s Celebration Park
  • Center for Idaho History and Politics

Job Placement Assistance

We rely on the internships and community connections.

Employers Who Have Hired Graduates from this Program within the Past Five Years

  • Idaho State Historical Library and Archives
  • Idaho State History Museum
  • National Park Service
  • City of Boise.