Program Introduction

Established in 2003, the Public History Program at Southeastern Louisiana University admits 5-8 students each year. The program offers an MA in History with a concentration in Public History as well as an undergraduate minor in Public History. On average, 3 students graduate annually from the program.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

In-State Status

Deadline To Apply

See program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships are arranged by the Internship Director in consultation with the student.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Louisiana State Parks
• Louisiana State Museum
• R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates, LLC
• Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum
• Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum
• Pearl River and Honey Island Swamp Museum
• Louisiana Division of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
• Destrehan Plantation

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

• R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates, LLC
• Federal Emergency Management Agency
• Louisiana State Parks

Degrees Offered

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