Public History Graduate Certificate

Certificate: Public History
Department: History 
Course Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 15 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online

The online Public History graduate certificate helps meet an expanding societal need for professionals who can connect historical concepts to people and communities. The program provides students with expertise in historical research and analysis, public history theory, hands-on experience, and public outreach.

Program completion will allow students to 1) effectively communicate historical ideas to multiple audiences, 2) understand the theoretical underpinnings of public history as a field and the key debates surrounding the evolution of the field, and 3) articulate ethical and professional standards that inform public history and its subdisciplines. Public historians often find jobs in historical societies, museums, community organizations, and academia. This certificate also provides graduate-level coursework for educators who are interested in continuing their education while advancing on the salary schedule.


Courses

Required (9 credit hours*)

Take all of the following:

HIST 848 – Readings in American History: Public History (3 credit hours)
HIST 868P – Digital History (3 credit hours)
HIST 875 – Internship in History (3 credit hours)

Electives (6 credit hours*)

Select 6 credit hours from the following:

HIST 848 – Readings in American History: Museum and Historic Site Interpretation (3 credit hours)
HIST 848 – Readings in American History: Public History Administration (3 credit hours)
HIST 848 – Readings in American History: Public History in the National Parks (3 credit hours)
HIST 848 – Readings in American History: History and Memory (3 credit hours)
HIST 848 – Readings in American History: Oral History (3 credit hours)

*Courses are subject to change.


How do I get started? 

1. Request information about the program to learn more.

2.  Apply to the program.

3. Contact UNK eCampus with any questions:

University of Nebraska at Kearney - eCampus
Phone: 308-865-8927
Email: ecampus@unk.edu 

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