Program Introduction

Established in 2008, the Public History Program includes a Public History Concentration for History Majors and a Public History Major for non-History Majors. Approximately fifty students have graduated from the program since 2010. Currently 25 students are enrolled in the program.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

Credit Hour Requirements

18 credits

How Many Students are Admitted Annually

BA7

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Students arrange the internship is conjunction with the faculty advisor. The internship are generally work three credit hours (120 hours on site). Students can arrange paid internships.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

  • Abbe Museum, ME
  • Acadia National Park, ME
  • Braintree Historical Commission, MA
  • Colonial Williamsburg, MA
  • Hawaiian Historical Society, HI
  • Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historical Site, MA
  • Manchester Historical Association, NH
  • Museum of Tolerance, CA
  • Mount Vernon, VA
  • Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site, NY
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site, MA
  • Witte Museum, TX

Job Placement Assistance

One-to-one assistance with job search and preparation of application materials.

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

  • Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C.
  • Fruitlands Museum, Massachusetts
  • Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Massachusetts
  • Museum of Russian Archives, Massachusetts

Program Introduction

Established in 2008, the Public History Program includes a Public History Concentration for History Majors and a Public History Major for non-History Majors. Approximately fifty students have graduated from the program since 2010. Currently 25 students are enrolled in the program.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

Credit Hour Requirements

18 credits

How Many Students are Admitted Annually

BA7

Internship Requirements

Students arrange the internship is conjunction with the faculty advisor. The internship are generally work three credit hours (120 hours on site). Students can arrange paid internships.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

  • Abbe Museum, ME
  • Acadia National Park, ME
  • Braintree Historical Commission, MA
  • Colonial Williamsburg, MA
  • Hawaiian Historical Society, HI
  • Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historical Site, MA
  • Manchester Historical Association, NH
  • Museum of Tolerance, CA
  • Mount Vernon, VA
  • Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site, NY
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site, MA
  • Witte Museum, TX

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

  • Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C.
  • Fruitlands Museum, Massachusetts
  • Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Massachusetts
  • Museum of Russian Archives, Massachusetts