How to Apply


To apply to the Virginia Tech Public History Program, students must indicate an interest in the public history field and Certificate in Public History as part of their application statement. 


Students interested in pursuing the Certificate in Public History but are already admitted to or currently enrolled in a Virginia Tech graduate program must send a letter of intent (no more than 500 words) addressed to the Graduate Committee, Department of History.  Applicants should explain their interest in and previous experience with public history. Contact LaDale Winling ( with any questions regarding this letter.

For more information on program and the application process as a whole, please contact contact Matt Heaton, Director of Graduate Studies in History ( ).

Required form: Graduate Certificate in Public History Checksheet