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Public History Concentration

 Do you love history?

Are you interested in a career in museums, historic heritage sites, or other cultural institutions?

Do you want the professional skills to make you stand out in the competitive job market?

Our Public History Concentration is an innovative collaboration between the History Department and the Arts Management Program. Students receive deep training in historical knowledge and primary research practices, as well as comprehensive training in the business and advocacy skills required for employment in the arts-and-cultural sector.  Our graduates are well prepared to wear the multiple hats often required in the world of public history.

  •  Real-world value: After initial training in both departments, students undertake guided field research for area cultural institutions.
  •  Unique to you: The degree culminates with a student-designed M.A. project, showcasing individual student’s public history skills.