Program Introduction

UTEP offers a minor in Public History for MA history students. In addition, undergraduates in the interdisciplinary Museum Studies program work with Museo Urbano, the public history project of the History Department. Museo Urbano reclaims, researches, preserves, exhibits, and interprets the history of the borderlands, especially El Paso-Ciudad Juárez. In addition to taking classes in public history, students assist in designing exhibits and workshops in collaboration with other organizations.

Degrees Offered

  • Other
  • Public History Minor

Program Strengths

  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

Credit Hour Requirements

6 hours for a minor/ 30-36 hours for the entire MA.

How Many Students are Admitted Annually



Financial Aid Available


Deadline To Apply

October 1 and March 1

Internship Requirements

Not required. Internships are arranged in collaboration with the student. Many intern with Museo Urbano.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Museo Urbano
• Anunciation House
• La Mujer Obrera
• El Paso Museum of History