Program Introduction

The ATU Public History program is the only undergraduate public history program in Arkansas and one of the few in the South. The program focuses on providing hands-on experience in most public history sub-fields. The program especially benefits from having a museum on-campus as a live laboratory.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


Financial Aid Available

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Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

120 Hours of internship required. Students can choose between arranging their own internship or having the director arrange one.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

  • Arkansas State Archives
  • Butler Center for Arkansas History
  • Gleason Historical Research

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

  • Arkansas History Commission
  • Arkansas Historic Preservation Program