This guide is a free, international resource for prospective students, public history faculty, and anyone interested in the shape of public history education today.

It offers basic information, in a standardized format, about the growing number of public history programs for graduate and undergraduate students. It is meant to be a starting point for comparing programs.

In addition, NCPH intends this resource to be useful for museums and other public history institutions, government agencies, pre-collegiate schools, businesses, and community groups wanting to identify potential partners in their geographical area. Information collected for the guide also will enable NCPH to provide more regular statistics about the profession.

Recognizing that each program has its own goals, resources, and needs, the NCPH’s best practices documents highlight some of the core elements to which every program can aspire. Please note that colleges and universities define their public history offerings in different ways and there is no single standard for what constitutes at “public history program.” Editors of this guide simply include institutions that offer elements of a program. Over time, as resources, staffing, and institutional priorities change, an institution’s program’s strengths may change.

The Public History Navigator is a consumer’s guide to public history programs designed to help students prepare for, select, and succeed in a graduate public history program.

Submission Information

If you would like to create an entry for your program, please complete the online form here. (It takes about 10-15 mins. to complete the online form. We recommend that you first consult some of the existing entries so that you know what information is expected about your program.)

Note: Programs with an * have submitted information for the Guide. Programs are invited to update their information and may do so by updating their online form here. If you know of a program not already listed or have questions, please contact us [email protected]

Public History and Related Programs

SchoolGrad ProgramRel. Grad ProgramUndergrad ProgramRel. Undergrad Program
Algonquin College*
American Public University*
American University*
Anderson University
Angelo State University
Appalachian State University*
Arizona State University*
Arkansas Tech University*
Armstrong Atlantic State University*
Athabasca University*
Auburn University at Montgomery
Auburn University*
Aurora University
Baldwin Wallace University*
Ball State University*
Bank Street College
Bard College
Baylor University
Beloit College
Black Hills State University
Boise State University*
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Brandon University
Bridgewater State University
Brigham Young University
Brown University*
Buffalo State, State University of New York
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona*
California State University East Bay
California State University, Chico*
California State University, Fullerton*
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, San Bernardino*
Carleton College
Carleton University*
Carnegie Mellon University
Central Connecticut State University*
Central Michigan University*
Central Washington University
Chadron State College
Christopher Newport University
City University of New York (CUNY) School of Professional Studies
Claremont Graduate University
Clemson University
Clemson University/College of Charleston*
Cleveland State University*
College at Brockport, SUNY*
College of Staten Island, City University of New York
College of William and Mary*
Colorado State University*
Columbia University
Columbia University*
Concordia College
Concordia University*
Cornell University
DePaul University*
Dominican University
Dominican University of California
Duquesne University*
East Carolina University*
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Washington University*
Elizabeth City State University
Emporia State University
Fairmont State University
Flagler College*
Flinders University*
Florida International University*
Florida State University*
Fort Hays State University
Fort Lewis College*
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Framingham State University
Franklin Pierce University*
Freie Universität Berlin*
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Georgia College & State University*
Georgia Southern University*
Georgia State University*
Gettysburg College*
Gordon College
Goucher College
Grand Canyon University
Hartwick College
Harvard University Extension School
Higher School of Economics
Howard University
Huron University College*
Idaho State University*
Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI)*
Indiana University of Pennsylvania*
Institute of American Indian Arts
Jackson State University
James Madison University*
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson University
Juniata College
Kennesaw State University*
Kent State University*
La Salle University*
Lehigh University*
Lewis University
Lincoln Memorial University
Lincoln University
Lindenwood University
Long Island University
Longwood University*
Loyola University Chicago*
Luther College
Manchester Metropolitan University
Mansfield University
Marian University
Marist College*
Marquette University*
Mars Hill University*
Marshall University*
Mary Baldwin College
Marymount University*
Marywood University*
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Mercyhurst University*
Meredith College*
Messiah College*
Michigan State University
Middle Tennessee State University*
Misericordia University
Mississippi University for Women
Monash University*
Monmouth University
Montana State University
Morgan State University
Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences
Nazareth College*
New Mexico State University*
New York University*
Niagara University*
North Carolina Central University*
North Carolina State University*
North Dakota State University*
Northeastern University*
Northern Arizona University*
Northern Illinois University*
Northern Kentucky University*
Northern Michigan University
Northern State University
Northern Virginia Community College – Loudoun Campus
Northwest Missouri State*
Northwestern University
Nottingham Trent University*
Ohio Northern University*
Oklahoma State University*
Oregon State University*
Ouachita Baptist University
Our Lady of the Lake University
Penn State University*
Plymouth State University
Plymouth State University
Portland State University*
Potsdam, State University of New York
Pratt Institute
Queen’s University Belfast
Regis College*
Rhode Island College*
Rhodes College
Roanoke College
Royal Holloway, University of London*
Ruskin College*
Rutgers University
Rutgers University-Newark*
Rutgers University–Camden*
Sacramento State University*
Saint Vincent College*
Salem College
Salem State University
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego State University*
San Francisco State University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Seton Hall University
Shepherd University
Shippensburg University*
Simmons College*
Southeast Missouri State University*
Southeastern Louisiana University*
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville*
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Southern New Hampshire University
Southern University at New Orleans
Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology*
St. Cloud University*
St. John’s University*
St. Mary’s University, San Antonio*
Stanford University
Stephen F. Austin State University*
Stevenson University*
Suffolk University
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY Empire State College*
SUNY Oneonta*
Syracuse University
Tarleton State University
Temple University*
Texas State University*
Texas Wesleyan University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong*
The George Washington University
The Ohio State University*
Trinity College Dublin*
Tufts University
Tusculum College*
Union College
Université de Paris Est, Créteil -Val de Marne
Université du Québec à Montréal
University at Albany, SUNY*
University College Dublin
University of Akron
University of Alabama
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Amsterdam
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas at Little Rock*
University of Baltimore*
University of Bristol
University of California, Riverside*
University of California, Santa Barbara*
University of Cambridge*
University of Central Florida
University of Central Lancashire
University of Central Oklahoma*
University of Cincinnati*
University of Cologne
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Exeter
University of Florida
University of Georgia*
University of Georgia*
University of Ghent
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Hertfordshire
University of Houston*
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois, Springfield*
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kansas*
University of Kentucky
University of Limerick
University of Louisiana at Lafayette*
University of Louisville*
University of Lynchburg
University of Manchester
University of Manitoba
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland, Baltimore County*
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts Amherst*
University of Massachusetts Boston*
University of Memphis
University of Michigan
University of Milan
University of Minnesota*
University of Missouri – St. Louis
University of Missouri – Kansas City*
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
University of Nebraska at Kearney*
University of Nevada Las Vegas*
University of Nevada, Reno*
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of New Mexico
University of New Orleans*
University of North Alabama*
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte*
University of North Carolina at Greensboro*
University of North Carolina Wilmington*
University of Northern Iowa*
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Rennes*
University of Richmond
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina*
University of South Florida
University of Southern Mississippi*
University of St. Francis
University of St. Thomas
University of Sydney
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at El Paso*
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Toledo
University of Tulsa
University of Vermont*
University of Washington, Tacoma
University of Waterloo*
University of West Florida*
University of West Georgia*
University of Western Ontario*
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire*
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse*
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee*
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater*
University of Wrocław*
University of Wyoming
University of York
Ursuline College
Utah State University
Victoria University of Wellington*
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech University
Walsh University*
Wartburg College
Washington State University
Wayne State University*
Weber State University
West Virginia University*
Western Carolina University*
Western Illinois University
Western Michigan University*
Western Washington University
Whitworth University
Wichita State University*
Wilkes University*
Wright State University*
Youngstown State University*