Program Introduction

Founded in 2010, the Public History program at Northern Kentucky University is located in Northern Kentucky near the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. The program offers a master’s degree in public history focusing on collections management, historical interpretation, and administration. Approximately 45 students have graduated from the program and work in museums, historic sites and libraries.

Degrees Offered

  • M.A. in Public History

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Film/Video
  • Historic Preservation
  • Historical Administration
  • Local/Community History
  • Material Culture
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements

36

How Many Students are Admitted Annually

MA10-15

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

We require two semesters of work for the final student capstone working with a community partner or museum.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
• Heritage Village
• The Cincinnati Museum Center
• Ohio Historical Society
• Kentucky Historical Society
• Behringer-Crawford Museum

Job Placement Assistance

Networking, resume and cover letter review and training, job notices.

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

• National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
• Heritage Village
• The Cincinnati Museum Center
• Ohio Historical Society
• Behringer-Crawford Museum