2014-2015 Catalog

Public History C.G.S.

The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Public History is a 15 credit program designed to provide advanced graduate study and training for students with an undergraduate background in history and/or workplace experience in the field. It provides students with an introduction to graduate study in history, and intensive training in the practical application, scope, methodologies, and procedures of public history.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed application for admission to graduate study.
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  3. Three recommendations attesting to the candidate’s potential to do graduate work.
  4. Applicants should have a minimum of 24 undergraduate hours of history and a 3.0 GPA. Consideration will also be given to students who may lack sufficient credits in history, but who have significant experience working in the public history field.

Course Requirements


HIST 501Historiography


HIST 550 (331)Topics in American History


HIST 550 (357)Topics in American History


HIST 599Directed Graduate Research


As needed.
HIST 599: Taken for two semesters for a total of 6 credits.

Total Credit Hours: 15