Program Introduction

Established in 2006, the Public History Honours Option at Concordia University admits ten to fifteen students each year. The program offers wide ranging training in the theory and practice of public history, with a particular emphasis on oral history, digital history, commemoration, and the study of genocide. Internships with outside organizations are an integral part of the program.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Digital Media
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History
  • Public Policy

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships are arranged by the Public History Chair.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Centre d’histoire de Montreal
• Park Extension History Society
• Dorval Historical Society
• Lachine Canal (Parks Canada)
• Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies