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
  • Oral History

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
  • Pasadena (TX) Historical Museum
  • Heritage Center of Cherokee County

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
  • The Alamo