Program Introduction

The Local and Community History Program promotes the study of regions, cities, neighborhoods, institutions, organizations, and instances where people come together as small groups. One facet of the program is a graduate track that gives students the skills to study these topics and opportunities to develop those skills in Wichita and the surrounding vicinity. In addition, the program engages the university, as well as people and institutions in the area, to explore, preserve, and share their stories, history, and experiences.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Local/Community History
  • Public Policy

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


MAs produced last year


Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Job Placement Assistance

Students are encouraged to be develop professional networks and contacts early on in their career. The Department of History offers several incentives for students to attend conferences and engage in research. The internship/cooperative education elements connect students with the job market.

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

  • Legacy of the Plains Museum
  • Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
  • Old Cowtown Museum
  • Sedgwick County Records Management
  • Symphony in the Flint Hills
  • Topeka Public Library
  • McPherson College, Auto Restoration Program
  • Basis Charter Schools, Shenzhen, China