Certificate in Museum Studies
Last Updated: February 4, 2021
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
Dr. John Friel
Director, Alabama Museum of Natural History
119 Smith Hall
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- B.A. in History
- M.A. in History
- Ph.D. in History
- Ph.D. in History with a Certificate or Concentration in Public History
Concentration in Public History
Last Updated: January 11, 2023
Dr. Julia Brock
The Public History concentration at the University of Alabama, began in 2020. The program offers an embedded concentration in public history for History majors. Approximately ten students have graduated with the concentration since its start. Students may take electives in museum studies, anthropology, documentary studies, American studies, cultural geography, historic preservation, and more.
- B.A. in History with a Certificate or Concentration in Public History
- Historic Preservation
- Local/Community History
- Museum Studies
- Oral History
Credit Hour Requirements
How Many Students are Admitted Annually
Full-time Program Staff/Faculty
Financial Aid Available
in-state tuition status, merit scholarships
The internship course is 3-credit course offered every spring. The student and instructor select an internship sponsor based on the student's career interests. Though internships are not always paid, the student may early pay and course credit at the same time.
Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years
Invisible Histories Project, Birmingham Historical Society, Marion Main Street, Alabama Memory Project
Job Placement Percentage Within One YearOf our graduates thus far, all have gone onto graduate school in some type of Public History or History M.A.
Employers Who Have Hired Graduates from this Program within the Past Five Years
The program is so new we don’t have this data.
Community & Institutional Connections
UA Division of Museums, College of Communications, Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History and Reconciliation Foundation, Invisible Histories Project, and more