Program Introduction

Established in 1997, the Certificate in Applied History Program at Youngstown State University offers an MA in History with certification in Applied History with specializations in either historic preservation or museum studies. Approximately 50 students have graduated from the program; we graduate 2-6 every year.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Editing
  • Historical Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Material Culture
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

Assistantships (carry stipend & tuition remission; two interns assigned to Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor; others mostly research & project assistants).

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Internships carry 3 semester hours of credit. They are arranged in different ways, either by faculty or by students. They can be paid or unpaid. Students must do at least 150 hours of work. They are part of regular coursework.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Ohio Historical Society
• Mahoning Valley Historical Society
• McKinley Birthplace Memorial
• Sutliff Museum
• Trumbull County Historical Society
• Youngstown City Scape
• Stambaugh Auditorium
• Warren Grow
• Ohio Historical Society (Amherst)
• Aurora Historical Society
• Pennsylvania Museums and Historic Commission
• Black River Historical Society

Job Placement Assistance

Letters of Reference.

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

• Ohio Historic Preservation Office
• Warren Public Library
• McKinley Birthplace Memorial
• West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office
• Maryland State Archives
• Youngstown State University
• Sutliff Museum