Program Introduction

Established in 1990 the graduate program in Public History at Indiana University of Pennsylvania admits ten to twelve students each year. The program grants a Master's Degree in Public History, with focus areas in archival, museum, and oral history theory and method, in addition to a solid grounding in broad fields of United States history. A current average of eight to ten students graduate from the program yearly.

Degrees Offered

  • M.A. in Public History

Program Strengths

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

Credit Hour Requirements

36

How Many Students are Admitted Annually

MA10-12

MAs produced last year

Seven

Financial Aid Available

Graduate Assisstantships (which include tuition waiver and stipend)
Scholarships
Campus employment

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Students are required to take six credits of internship. This can be one six credit internship or two three credit internships. Students work with the program's internship coordinator to locate and arrange for an internship which best suits a student's career interests. Some, but not all, internships are paid.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

  • Heinz History Center
  • Altoona Public Library
  • National Parks Service
  • Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County
  • Pennsylvania State Archives
  • Old Economy Village

Job Placement Assistance

Students prepare for the job market through capstone seminar course where faculty assist in job search.

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

  • National Parks Service
  • Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County
  • The Frick Pittsburgh
  • Westmoreland Museum of American Art
  • Grove City College
  • Altoona Public Library
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation

Program Introduction

Established in 2015, Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Undergraduate Certificate Program in Public History accepts students from a wide range of disciplines. This 18 credit certificate program combines coursework in public history, and an optional internship with traditional studies in history.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

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

Credit Hour Requirements

18

Internship Requirements

Students may choose to take a three-credit internship. The student works with the program's internship coordinator for placement at an institution suitable to a student's interests.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County

Carnegie Museums

Heinz History Center