Program Introduction

Established in 1988, the Pubic History Program at Kent State University focuses on the administration of historical organizations with courses and internships in archives, editing, historic preservation, and museum studies. Approximately 5-7 students are admitted each year.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Editing
  • Historic Preservation
  • Historical Administration
  • Library Science Program
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements

36 (M.A.); 60 (Ph.D.)

How Many Students are Admitted Annually



Financial Aid Available

Tuition Waiver

Deadline To Apply

See program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships are arranged with the Program Director in collaborations with the student.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Kent Historical Society
• Portage County Historical Society
• Kent State University Fashion Museum
• Kent State University Archives
• Summit County Historical Society

Job Placement Assistance

Reference letters, telephone calls, bulletin board with postings, and circulation of job postings online.

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

• Colonial Americana Magazine
• Local Libraries and Historical Societies