Program Introduction

Established in 2005, the M.A. in History with an Emphasis in Public History is a growing program. In addition to coursework, students complete a 6 hour capstone public history project or traditional thesis. Course topics include Oral History, Memory, Historic Resource Surveys, etc. Campus resources include a state-designated archive and museum, regional historical association, and research centers. Locally we work with several historic sites, museums, and history organizations.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Material Culture
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

In-State Status

Deadline To Apply

Aug 1 (Fall), Dec 7 (Spring), May 7 (Summer)

Internship Requirements

Not required. Internships are arranged on an individual basis, enrolled in a 3 hour course, and are unpaid.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
• Museum of East Texas
• Bell County Museum
• Alaska Historical Society
• East Texas Historical Association

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

• Stone Fort Museum
• Texas Forestry Museum
• Museum of East Texas
• University of Dayton Archives
• Adjunct Lecturers at SFASU