Program Introduction

Established in 1997, the Public, Applied, and Digital History Program at East Carolina University admits eight to ten students each year. The program offers an MA in History, with certification in Public History or joint MA in history and archives management. Approximately fifty-five students have graduated from the program, with a current average of seven students graduating annually. A joint MA-MLS with the School of Library Information Science is also available.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A. in History
  • B.A. in Public History

Credit Hour Requirements


Financial Aid Available


Deadline To Apply

See program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships arranged by Program Director and student.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Smithsonian Institution
• National Gallery of Art
• North Carolina Office of Archives and History
• Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site
• Tryon Palace State Historic Site
• Greenville Museum of Art
• Hope Plantation Historic Site
• East Carolina University Manuscript Collection
• Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site
• Imagination Station Science Museum
• North Carolina Country Doctor Museum
• North Carolina Museum of History
• North Carolina Maritime Museum
• North Carolina Tobacco Farm Life Museum
• Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum

Job Placement Assistance

The University’s Career Center assists students in preparing resumes and application packages. Internships often evolve into employment after graduation.

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

• National Holocaust Museum (Washington, D.C.)
• Lock House Museum (Maryland)
• North Carolina Tobacco Farm Life Museum
• Historic Preservation Office, City of Edenton, North Carolina
• North Carolina State Capitol Historic Site
• North Carolina Maritime Museum
• Charles B. Aycock State Historic Site
• North Carolina Museum of History