Program Introduction

The graduate Public History Program at Western Michigan University was
established nearly twenty years ago with the aim of preparing students for careers in the applied field of
history. It admits one to two Ph.D. students and four to six Master of Arts students annually. Three to
four students complete the program each year. Some students combine their graduate degree with a
graduate certificate in Ethnohistory.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Historic Preservation
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Local/Community History
  • Material Culture
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History
  • Other

Credit Hour Requirements

39

How Many Students are Admitted Annually

BA50

MA5

PhD1

Deadline To Apply

See program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships are collaboratively arranged by program director and students.

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

• Florida Preservation Network
• Veterans’ Administration
• Kalamazoo Public Library

Degrees Offered

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

Deadline To Apply

See program website for details.