Program Introduction

The M.A. program in Historical Resources Management was established in 2007 as the country's only GIS ‐ based graduate program in history. The program now admits at least 6 students each year. Beginning in 2010, a new digital media track was created to complement the existing GIS track. The program is run in collaboration with the GIS Training and Research Center and the James E. Rogers Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion at ISU.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A. in History
  • Other

Program Strengths

  • Digital Media
  • Editing
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

Teaching, research, and editorial assistantships with tuition waivers.
Students from western states pay in-state tuition as part of the Western Regional Graduate Program.

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Internships are arranged by the student with support from department faculty. A minimum of 3 credit hours.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Idaho State University
• Bannock County Historical Society
• Idaho Yesterdays
• Idaho National Laboratory
• City of Idaho Falls

Job Placement Assistance

Informal support.

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

• GIS consulting, energy planning, and software firms