Program Introduction

A wide range of career opportunities are available to public historians in museums, archives, historical societies, public and private libraries, historical sites, national parks, audiovisual and digital arts media, corporations, and nonprofit agencies. Public historians also frequently collaborate with anthropologists, archaeologists, librarians, architects, and public officials.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Business
  • Film/Video
  • Historical Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Material Culture
  • Oral History
  • Philanthropic studies

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually



Financial Aid Available

Some grants available.

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships are chosen by students in consultation with the
program director. La Salle maintains close and extensive ties with the Greater Philadelphia public history community, and our students draw on these community partnerships for career-enhancing experiences.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

  • Woodford Historic Site
  • Historic Germantown
  • Pennsbury Manor
  • The Woodlands
  • Henry Mercer Mansion
  • The Please Touch Museum
  • Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Independence Seaport Museum
  • Burlington County Historical Society
  • Cairn University Archives
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

Job Placement Assistance

The program maintains close connection with local and regional sites, including job placement advertisement through the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.