Program Introduction

St. John's University established its graduate Public History program in 2012. The program accepts four to six students annually. Students earn a Master of Arts in History, with a concentration in Public History. They can combine study in Public History with Library and Information Science and Museum Administration. Eight students have graduated from the program.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Library Science Program
  • Local/Community History
  • Material Culture
  • Oral History

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

Graduate fellowships are available for full-time students.

Deadline To Apply

Check program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships are jointly arranged by the student and program director; six credit hours are required; part of regular coursework.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Ellis Island National Historic Site
• 69th Armory Museum
• Ocean County Historical Society
• Hofstra University Archives
• Mercyhurst University Archives
• Queens Library Archives
• Queens Museum
• Freeport Historical Society
• Langston Hughes Center, Queens Library

Job Placement Assistance

Director and career center work with students from the time of their arrival to teach them how to locate, prepare for, and apply for jobs. Students also get an opportunity to meet with alumni working in the field and local practitioners at career-focused events and discussions.

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

• National Park Service