Program Introduction

Dr. Freddie Parker established the Public History Program in 2007 as a concentration in the Master of Arts degree program within the Department of History at North Carolina Central University. Courses offerings include Oral History, local history, archival science, museum studies, records management, and Public History in the African Diaspora. Today, our program serves a small number of tight-knit and hard working graduate students, many of whom will either enter into a Ph.D. program or a related professional field in the workforce. Public History student can choose between two options for obtaining the MA: Thesis Option and Non-Thesis Option.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A. in History
  • M.A. in History

Program Strengths

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

Credit Hour Requirements


Financial Aid Available

Assistantships, internships, and scholarships

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Required. Internshipsare arranged by the Graduate Director.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• North Carolina Museum of History
• Museum of the Confederacy
• Duke University Archives
• National Park Service
• Raleigh City Museum
• NC Central Archives

Job Placement Assistance

We have established partnerships with neighboring-allied institutions, e.g., archives and historic sites, that offer our students internships and (possible) job opportunities.

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

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Duke Homestead

National Park Service