Department of History
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242
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.
- 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
- Archival Practices
- 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
Deadline To Apply
See program website for details.
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