Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Public History

The Public History Certificate is a post-baccalaureate program designed to give students who already hold a B.A. or a B.S. the opportunity to enroll in Public History courses to earn a graduate certificate. The certificate will aid those already working with historical agencies in a professional or volunteer capacity in acquiring additional skills to better serve their organization. Courses are designed to give students first-hand field experience through course projects in a variety of areas of Public History, including digital history, historic preservation and cultural resource management, oral history, and museum and archival management. Students can also gain experience working on larger projects with historical organizations, locally and statewide, through completing a 140 hour internship.

This certificate program requires 12 hours of graduate credit in Public History. Admission to the certificate program requires a formal application through the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Requirements for a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Public History

HI 5713
Select 9 hours from the following:9
Oral History
Digital History
Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Management
Historical Administration
Public History Internship
Total Hours12

Application Process

Students are required to submit an application to enroll in the certificate program. Applications are available through the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Additional Required Materials

  1. Application Essay: A typewritten essay of 250-350 words which describes career goals in the field of Public History.
  2. 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.
  3. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation.
  4. Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended during completion of B.A. or B.S. degree, as well as all graduate transcripts.