History (M.A.P.H.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Earning a graduate degree is an undertaking that requires a considerable commitment of time and financial resources. The Department of History expects applicants to its graduate program to arrive well-prepared to undertake this rigorous course of study. Accordingly, the following application deadlines posted by the University are strictly adhered to.

Admission to the Fall Term February 1 (early admission), May 15
Admission to the Winter Term November 1
Admission to the Spring/Summer Term February 1

The Department normally considers only applicants whose undergraduate grade point is at least 3.00 overall and at least 3.25 in a minimum of eighteen semester credits in history and related subjects at the advanced undergraduate level. The Department requires that all applicants submit a letter of intent, a research paper as evidence of writing skills, a copy of scores from the Graduate Record Exam general test, at least two letters of recommendation, at least one from former instructor-the other may be from a supervised internship or employment in a historical agency or library/archive, and provide copies of transcripts from each college or university previously attended.

For the Master's in Public History degree at least 33 credits are required. 15 credits will be completed in core courses that include an internship and master's project. 18 credits will be completed in a public history track. Students are required to take at least three courses at the 7000-level or above. Candidates must petition the Graduate Committee for any exceptions to the M.A.P.H. requirements.

HIS 7835Public History: Theory and Method3
HIS 7855Memory and History3
One methodology course relevant to selected track and professional goals3
One additional core course3
Six courses required for the track selected18
HIS 7998Internship in Public History3
Total Credits33

Students will select a track no later than the end of their first semester of coursework. MAPH students can select a track in one of the following areas:

  • Museum Studies
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Public Policy
  • African American History and Culture
  • Labor and Urban History
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Candidacy must be established by filing an official Plan of Work with the Department when twelve credits have been earned.

Academic Scholarship: All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.