Master of Arts Degree in Public History

https://www.una.edu/history/graduate-students/master-of-arts-in-public-history.html

Admission

In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate studies (See General Regulations and Procedures), admission to the Master of Arts in Public History degree program requires the following:

  1. Preparation: Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have at least 24 hours in history or public history, including up to twelve hours below the 300 level or have completed a major and/or minor in history or public history.
  2. Scholastic Achievement: A minimum of 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  3. Test Scores: Submission of satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), which shall consist of the attainment of at least two of the three following scores: Verbal, 146; Quantitative, 140; Analytical Writing, 3.5.
  4. Three recommendation forms.
  5. Application Essay: A type written essay of 250-350 words which describes career goals and areas of historical interest for study in the graduate program.
  6. Writing Sample: Minimum of four pages, preferably a research or scholarly essay or paper from previous classes. It may also be a sample of professional or creative writing.

Transfer Admission

In addition to the general requirements for Transfer Admission to Graduate Studies, up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit by transfer will be accepted with the approval of the graduate program director. Exceptions must be approved by the graduate program director, department chair, and college dean.

A Graduate Admissions Committee will review each application and make all admissions decisions; consequently, all applications and supporting documents must be submitted to the Offices of Admissions of the University in accordance with submission deadlines established by that office.

Advisement

Prior to the completion of their first semester credit in the program, students shall be assigned an academic advisor.

Degree and Program Plans

Master of Arts Degree in Public History with a concentration in Historical Administration requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of credit and includes the following core and options:

Core Courses of Study
HI 515Digital Collections Management3
HI 611Seminar in U.S. History to 18773
or HI 621 Seminar in World History to 1815
HI 612Seminar in U.S. History Since 18773
or HI 622 Seminar in World History Since 1815
HI 665Public History3
HI 671Historical Administration3
HI 679Public History Internship3
HI 697Public History Portfolio0
Select one from the following:3
Project Management
Global Entrepreneurship and Business Expansion
Organizational Behavior
Elective Course of Study
Select 12 hours of elective courses12
Total Hours33


Master of Arts Degree in Public History with a concentration in Historic Preservation requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of credit and includes the following core and options.

Core Courses of Study
HI 514Historic Preservation: Fieldwork Methods3
HI 611Seminar in U.S. History to 18773
or HI 621 Seminar in World History to 1815
HI 612Seminar in U.S. History Since 18773
or HI 622 Seminar in World History Since 1815
HI 665Public History3
HI 670Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Management3
HI 679Public History Internship3
HI 697Public History Portfolio0
Select one from the following:3
Project Management
Global Entrepreneurship and Business Expansion
Organizational Behavior
Elective Course of Study
Research Skill Requirement 112
Thesis or Non-Thesis
Select one from the following:9-12
Total Hours42

Thesis Option1

HI 695Thesis6
HI 699Thesis Defense0
Select an additional 6 semester hours from the following:6
History Electives (500-600 level)
Total Hours12

Non-Thesis Option1

HI 640Directed Research and Study3
Select an additional 6 semester hours from the following:6
History Electives (500-600 level)
HI 698Comprehensive Examination0
Total Hours9

Public History Center

The Public History Center serves as the consulting branch of the Public History Program. Additionally, the Public History Center staff participates in community outreach projects.