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
Abilene Christian University*
Algonquin College*
American Public University*
American University*
Anderson University
Angelo State University
Appalachian State University*
Arizona State University*
Arkansas Tech University*
Athabasca University*
Auburn University at Montgomery
Auburn University*
Augusta 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
Buffalo State, State University of New York
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice*
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, Sacramento*
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 of Charleston/The Citadel*
College of Staten Island, City University of New York
Colorado State University*
Columbia University*
Concordia College
Concordia University*
Cornell University
DePaul University*
Dominican University
Dominican University of California
Duke University
Duquesne University*
East Carolina University*
East Tennessee State University
Eastern Illinois University*
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Washington University*
Elizabeth City State University
Elon University
Emporia State University
Fairmont State University
Ferrum College
Flagler College*
Flinders University*
Florida International University*
Florida State University*
Fort Hays State University
Fort Lewis College*
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
Hampden-Sydney College
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*
La Salle University*
Lakehead University
Lander University
Lehigh University*
Lewis University
Liberty University
Lincoln Memorial University
Lincoln University
Lindenwood University
Long Island University
Longwood University*
Loyola Marymount 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 University*
Michigan State University
Middle Tennessee State University*
Misericordia University*
Mississippi University for Women*
Monash University*
Monmouth University
Montana State University
Montclair State University
Morehead State University
Morgan State University
Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences
Nazareth University*
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
Norwich 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*
Peru State College
Plymouth State University
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Portland State University*
Potsdam, State University of New York
Pratt Institute
Queen’s University Belfast*
Regis College*
Rhode Island College*
Roanoke College*
Royal Holloway, University of London*
Ruskin College*
Rutgers University-Newark*
Rutgers University–Camden*
Rutgers 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*
Suffolk University
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 College at Brockport, SUNY*
The George Washington University
The Ohio State University*
Trinity College Dublin*
Trinity University
Tufts University
Tusculum University*
Union College
Université de Paris Est, Créteil -Val de Marne*
University at Albany, SUNY*
University College Dublin
University College London
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 Birmingham*
University of Bristol*
University of California, Riverside*
University of California, Santa Barbara*
University of Cambridge*
University of Central Florida
University of Central Oklahoma*
University of Cincinnati*
University of Cologne
University of Colorado, Denver*
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware*
University of Denver
University of Exeter
University of Florida
University of Georgia*
University of Ghent
University of Hawai’i at Hilo
University of Hawai’i 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 Luxembourg*
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 Duluth*
University of Minnesota*
University of Missouri – St. Louis*
University of Missouri – Kansas City*
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
University of Montana*
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 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 Utah
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*
William & Mary*
Wright State University*
York College of Pennsylvania*
York University
Youngstown State University*