Program Introduction

CSU's History Department has been training public history MA students since 1977. It admits 15 students each year, about half of whom concentrate in public history. The program has three concentrations: museums, historic preservation, and cultural resource management. About 10 students graduate each year. Many of these students gain career experience with CSU's Public Lands History Center which undertakes projects with agencies such as the National Park Service and US Forest Service.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Historic Preservation
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Deadline To Apply

February 1

Job Placement Assistance

Faculty disseminates announcements and helps with job applications and interview preparations.

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

• National Park Service
• U.S. Forest Service
• State Historic Preservation Offices
• Local Preservation Offices
• Regional Museums