Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Digital Media
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

Credit Hour Requirements

124 credit hours required for the degree in History with Public History concentration

Financial Aid Available

The department offers generous scholarships for tuition, internships, and study abroad for history majors. MUW waives out-of-state tuition for undergraduates, making studying history at MUW an economical choice, as well as an exciting one. Visit our website:

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Internships are arranged with the assistance of department faculty. We help students identify potential internship opportunities and secure internships that align with their professional goals and interests. Students are required to complete at least one three credit-hour internship, but can elect to complete two internship courses to count toward the major. Most internships are unpaid; however, the Peyton Scholarship Program in history at MUW offers funding for internships. Our students routinely complete internships around the state, region, and in national museums and archives with the help of a Peyton Scholarship. For more information about our internship program, please see:

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

  • Billups Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Columbus, Mississippi
  • Beulah Culbertson Archives and Special Collections, MUW, Columbus, Mississippi
  • US Commission for the Preservation of American Heritage Abroad, Washington, D.C.
  • Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Florence County Museum, Florence, South Carolina
  • Aliceville Museum and Cultural Center, Aliceville, Alabama