Program Introduction

Established in 2000, the Public History Certificate Program at Kennesaw State University enrolls twenty to twenty-five students each year. The program offers a certificate in public history. Students are required to take five courses and complete an internship. Approximately 200 students have completed the program, with a current average of fifteen students completing the program annually.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A. in History

Program Strengths

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

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Students are responsible for arranging their internships. Internships are three credit hours. Internships may be paid or unpaid.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• National Park Service
• Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
• Euharlee History Museum
• Bulloch Hall
• Root House Museum
• Georgia Historic Preservation Division
• KSU Museum of History & Holocaust Education
• Zuckerman Museum of Art
• Bartow History Center

Job Placement Assistance

Networking through professional organizations; resume and cover letter consultation; notification of jobs in the field through listserv; career workshops.

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

• Atlanta History Center
• Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society
• Euharlee History Museum
• AmeriCorps
• National Park Service