Program Introduction

Established in 2002, the M.A. in Public History Program at Carleton University admits six to eight students per year. About sixty students have graduated from the program, with a current average of seven graduating each year. The program offers an M.A. in Public History and an M.A. in Public History with a concentration in Digital Humanities.

Degrees Offered

  • M.A. in Public History
  • Other

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Digital Media
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

Teaching Assistantships

Deadline To Apply

January 15

Internship Requirements

A paid internship is arranged for the summer (May-August)
between the first and second years of the program. Placements are made on the basis of student interests and the availability of positions.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Library and Archives Canada
• Parks Canada
• Canadian Museum of Civilization
• Canada Museum of Science and Technology
• National Capital Commission
• Canada Aviation Museum
• Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
• Diefenbunker National Historic Site

Job Placement Assistance

Information on positions currently available in the field; CV preparation; job search strategies.

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

• Heritage Toronto
• Library and Archives Canada
• Parks Canada
• Canadian Museum of Civilization
• Diefenbunker National Historic Site
• Community Development Consultants International
• Carleton University