History (Public History) - Master of Arts

Thirty-six credits (27 of which must be at the 500 level) are required for the Public History concentration:

Prefix Title Credits
Select four History Graduate Seminars including the following:
HIST 594 Public History3
HIST 598 Craft of History3
HIST 596 Research Seminar3
Select one from the following:3
Reading Seminar: Borders, Boundaries and Frontiers3
Reading Seminar: Modernity and its Discontents3
Reading Seminar: Nature and Society3
Reading Seminar: History, Myth and Memory3
HIST 585Public History Internship3
Select a maximum of 9 credits (numbered 450 and above) outside the Department of History 19
Preparation of an article of scholarly quality3
Select 9 credits from courses numbered 500 and above in the Department of History9
Total Credits36

Students in the Public History concentration must collectively pass 18 credits of nonpublic history courses, including the nonpublic history seminars noted above. They must collectively pass 18 credits in public history, which must include the public history seminar, the internship, and the article. The scholarly article is developed through work in the internship and will be of peer reviewed journal quality. The public history credits may include a maximum of 9 graduate level (450 -and-above) credits outside the Department of History with permission of the Director of the Public History Program. A student choosing the Public History concentration must pass an article proposal defense about the proposed scholarly article during the first semester after completion of the internship. The department will provide guidelines for the article defense. A student choosing the Public History specialization must give a public presentation of a portfolio that includes his/her work and the scholarly article, and must pass an oral examination over graduate course work, the internship, and the article. Students who receive a Master’s degree in this track will have a specialization in Public History added to their transcripts.