Program Introduction

UALR’s Masters Program in Public History has a strong reputation that builds on the university’s unique setting: Little Rock is a vibrant and diverse city that offers a wide range of museums and archives unlike any other in the United States. Our first M.A. graduated in 1981. We admit six to twelve students a year, and most of our regularly admitted students receive a scholarship or a Graduate Assistant position.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A. in History
  • M.A. in Public History

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Digital Media
  • Historic Preservation
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Deadline To Apply

See program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships count up to three credit hours and are arranged and evaluated by Public History Coordinator.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Clinton Presidential Library (National Archives)
• Department of Arkansas Heritage
• Central Arkansas Library System
• MacArthur Military Museum
• Center for Arkansas History and Culture
• History Commission (Arkansas State Archives)

Job Placement Assistance

We have relationships with many institutions in Arkansas and throughout the United States. We help students develop their own relationships with employers through internships and graduate assistant positions.

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

• Clinton Presidential Library (National Archives)
• Eisenhower Presidential Library
• National Park Service
• History Commission (Arkansas State Archives)
• Historic Arkansas Museum
• University of Texas Arlington Archives
• U.S. Marshals Museum
• Southern Tenant Farmers Museum
• Butler Center for Arkansas History