Master's of Arts in Public History
3094 Faculty/Administration Building
656 W. Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202
Elizabeth Faue, Chair, Department of History
Wayne State University offers a 33-credit MA in Public History. The interdisciplinary program, established in 2015, is housed in the Department of History and incorporates coursework from history, anthropology, political science, library science, and urban planning. We offer tracks in Museum Studies; Cultural Resource Management; Public Policy; African American History and Culture; Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies; and Urban and Labor History.
- B.A. in History
- M.A. in History
- M.A. in Public History
- Ph.D. in History
- Archival Practices
- Historical Archaeology
- Library Science Program
- Local/Community History
- Museum Studies
- Public Policy
Credit Hour Requirements
How Many Students are Admitted Annually
Financial Aid Available
Tuition scholarships are available from the graduate school (applications due March 1)
Deadline To Apply
See program website for details.
All students must complete at least one 3-credit internship (135 hours). It is the responsibility of the student, in consultation with an advisor, to identify a relevant internship opportunity.
Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years
- Detroit Historical Society
- The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
- Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
- Yale Indian Papers
Job Placement Assistance
The Department runs a Career Diversity Speaker Series, professional development workshops, assists students with portfolio development, and arranges for career mentoring by public history practitioners from among our community partners.
Employers Who Have Hired Graduates from this Program within the Past Five Years
New program; no data on placements available yet.