Program Introduction

This is a new program, starting in Fall 2023. The program offers both an MA in Applied History and a Certificate in Public Humanities. Students enroll in content-rich seminars and work closely with the Institute for Human Science and Culture at UA, part of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, which promotes document and object-based experiential learning through museum exhibits and archival processing. The previous MA in History at UA regularly enrolled 8-10 students per year, and this is the goal for the new program as well.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A. in History
  • M.A. in Public History
  • Other

Program Strengths

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

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually



MAs produced last year

N/a - new program

Full-time Program Staff/Faculty


Financial Aid Available

Scholarships are available to offset the cost of tuition.

Deadline To Apply

March 1

Job Placement Assistance

The Department maintains contacts with regional employers and students are strongly encouraged to develop a public history project as part of their capstone experience.

Job Placement Percentage Within One Year


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


Community & Institutional Connections

Cummings Center for the History of Psychology