History - Public History
- Admission requirements
- Program details
- Course descriptions
Majoring in public history with a master of art degree prepares graduates for employment with historical societies, museums, archives, and private, county, state and federal interpretative centers and other historical sites.
Many graduates with a M.A. or M.S. degree in history enjoy employment as history instructors in K-12 education, two-year and four-year colleges.
Majoring in history provides a wide variety of employment opportunities such as marketing analysis, advertising, banking, public relations, media, historical societies, and law.
Length of Program - Measured by Semesters
- The program is designed for both full and part-time students.
- Part-time student: six semesters taking six credits per semester.
- Full-time student: three semesters taking 12 credits per semester or four semesters taking nine credits per semester.
- Students must expect to complete their course loads by enrolling mainly in daytime courses.
- Some classes are available to be completed during evening and summer session classes.
Graduate Assistantship Overview
- Between five and seven departmental graduate assistantship positions are sponsored each year, and are available both fall and spring semesters.
- History graduate assistants will have the opportunity to work with students in the classroom, assist the faculty with research, and perform other duties.