Program Introduction

Founded in 1985, the public history emphasis admits 10-12 students per year. The program is closely associated with the Center for Oral and Public history and provides training in museums, historic preservation, and digital public history. Regional and national internships and community-based capstone projects are regular features of the program.

Degrees Offered

  • M.A. in History with a Certificate or Concentration in Public History

Program Strengths

  • Digital Media
  • Editing
  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

Credit Hour Requirements


Deadline To Apply

February 1

Internship Requirements

Internships are arranged on student initiative; up to 6 units may be taken as part of the master's program.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
• Richard Nixon Presidential Library
• National Baseball Hall of Fame (New York)
• College Football Hall of Fame
• Harpers Ferry National Historic Park (West Virginia)
• Center for Oral and Public History
• Autry National Center

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

• Seattle Museum of History and Industry
• Wells Fargo History Division
• Tahoe Maritime Museum
• George W. Bush Presidential Library
• Center for Oral and Public History
• San Pedro Grand Vision Foundation