History - Public History (M.A.)
The graduate program in Public History will prepare you for a wide selection of careers in the public or private sector. In addition to developing broad expertise in historical research and interpretation, you will work with professionals in the field to learn an array of techniques to engagingly communicate sophisticated ideas and complex historical events to public audiences.
- The singular degree-granting graduate program in Public History in Minnesota and surrounding states.
- Designed for both full- and part-time students.
- 5-7 graduate assistantships sponsored each year.
- Opportunity to develop multifaceted exhibits.
- Opportunities to collaborate with the Minnesota Historical Society including paid internships with Minnesota historic sites.
- Faculty and students are conducting an oral history project to document the experiences of new immigrants to Minnesota.
- Opportunities to study abroad.
- The Central Minnesota History Center on campus offers an array of political materials, local community history documents, individual family materials and an extensive oral history and photography collection that spans 13 counties.
- The Oral History Research Center initiates and supports projects that document the history of Central Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society.
- Program director and professor Mary Wingerd selected for two Minnesota Book Awards and a Hognander Minnesota History Award.
- Established faculty hold Ph.D.s in the field and are recognized by peers, publishers and experts for their research in their fields of study.
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Graduate DirectorDr. Mary Wingerd
- Museum director
- Exhibits curator
- Documentary filmmaker
- Historic site manager
- Oral historian
University Facts & Stats
- 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
- More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
- Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.