Your Graduate Degree


The History Department offers a Graduate Certificate in Public History.

Students pursue challenging, interdisciplinary coursework in addition to their Master’s education in History, Education, or other related fields. Upon completion of the program, receive a certificate recognizing their training in and understanding of public history.

To qualify for the certificate, students must complete 12 credits of graduate level coursework in History, with no less than 9 of these credits chosen from the department’s public history offerings.

Up to 6 credits of the certificate may be double-counted towards another degree.

Below is a full schedule for public history students

Mandatory Courses

  • HIST 5424: Public History (3 credits)
  • HIST 5964: Practicum (Internship) (3 credits)

Public History Electives (choose one)

  • HIST 5434: Digital History Methods (3 credits)
  • HIST 5444: Oral History (3 credits)
  • HIST 5454: Topics in Public History (3 credits)

(View Graduate Courses for more options)

In addition, all students, including those not pursuing an MA in History, must complete a 3 credit graduate level history course.

Altogether, these credits will count toward both the public history certificate and the student’s master’s degree in history. The program can be completed during a full-time, 2 year MA program.