Program Introduction

Established in 1979, the Public History Program at Eastern Washington University is among the oldest in the Northwest. We admit 10-12 graduate students a year and offer a joint MA with the Department of Anthropology. Our program has a digital emphasis and a partnership with the Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, which is located on the EWU campus.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Editing
  • Historic Preservation
  • Historical Archaeology

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Deadline To Apply

See program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Not required. Internships are arranged by the Public History Coordinator.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Washington State Archives, Digital Archives
• Northwest Museum of Arts & Cultures
• Spokane Public Library
• Lukins and Annis Law Firm

Job Placement Assistance

The EWU Career Center offers resumes and letter reviews, mock interviews, and other services.

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

• Washington State Department of Transportation
• Washington State Archives
• City of Spokane
• Spokane Falls Community College
• Spokane Public Library

Degrees Offered

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