Program Introduction

Public History is a concentration in Norwich University's online M.A. in History Program. More than 30 students have registered in this 18-month curriculum in September 2019. Students are admitted in semesters starting in December, March, June, and September. Coursework includes "Introduction to Public History," "Archival Studies," "Museum Studies," and one content-based elective history course. The culminating "Internship and Capstone Project" requires students to create significant products during 400-hour internships over 3-9 months. Merit-based scholarships are available for select applicants. Graduate credit hours can be transferred.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements

36 graduate-level credit hours

How Many Students are Admitted Annually


MAs produced last year

The first graduating class in 2021 will be 10 students.

Financial Aid Available

Academic Achievement Scholarships

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Internships totaling 400 hours are required for students to complete their Public History programs of study. These internships fall under the "Capstone Project" and can run between 3 and 9 months after four required courses are completed. The internship can average between 12 and 40 hours per week in museums, archives, libraries, historical societies, heritage parks, or similar Public History venues. The Program Director -- Dr. David Ulbrich -- will work with students on case-by-case bases to identify legitimate internship opportunities and later to coordinate with staffs at those institutions to ensure that students receive proper supervision and create significant products during their internships.