Program Introduction

The current public history (formerly applied history) program at Oklahoma State University was established in 1987 and admits approximately four to five new students a year. The program offers a MA in History with an emphasis in public history, especially museum studies and historic preservation. Approximately 45 students have completed the program, with an average of 2-3 graduating each year.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Historic Preservation
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

Tuition Waiver

Deadline To Apply

February 1

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships are arranged by Program Director and Students.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• City of Tulsa Preservation Commission
• Tulsa Foundation for Architecture
• Gilcrease Museum
• Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office
• Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History

Job Placement Assistance

Job Search Counseling, resume review, mock interviewing, and letters of recommendation.

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

• Oklahoma Historical Society
• Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office
• National Park Service
• Private Historical Consulting Firms