Program Introduction

Messiah College offers an undergraduate concentration in public history within the history major. This concentration was established in 2002. Approximately 15-25% of history majors choose public history as a concentration.

Degrees Offered

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

Credit Hour Requirements


Deadline To Apply

See program website for details

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships are arranged by the College Internship Center and members of the Department.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• National Civil War Museum
• U.S. Army Heritage Center
• Historic Deerfield
• Pennsylvania State Archives
• Gettysburg National Military Park
• Eisenhower Historical Site and Farm
• Cumberland County Historical Society
• Mount Vernon
• Mount Rushmore
• African-American Historical Museum
• Harper’s Ferry National Park
• Atwater Kent Museum

Job Placement Assistance

Students work closely with college career center and history department faculty.

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

• Thurmont Regional Library (Maryland)
• National Civil War Museum
• Red Bank Battlefield Curator
• Cumberland County Historical Society