Program Introduction

St. Cloud State University offers an MA in history, Public History track. Established in 1992, the program admits up to 10 students each year. Students in the Public History program frequently take advantage of courses offered in the graduate program in Cultural Resource Management as part of their elective credits.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Material Culture
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

Deadline To Apply

See program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships are arranged by the student with assistance from the program advisor.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Mystic Seaport Museum
• Boston Historical Society
• Linden Hill Historic Site
• Fraciscan Sisters of Little Falls Oral History Project
• St. John’s University Manuscript Library
• Immigration History Research Center (University of Minnesota)
• Soudan Underground Mine State Park
• Sherburne County History Center
• Minnesota Historical Society
• Stearns County History Center
• Sitka, Alaska Historical Society
• Powerline Oral History Project

Job Placement Assistance

Personal introductions and contacts by faculty as well as the services of the University Career Development Center are available.

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

• Boston Historical Society
• Andover Historical Society (Massachusetts)
• Sitka, Alaska Historical Society
• Anoka-Hennepin Community College
• Willmar Historical Society (Minnesota)