Master of Arts in Public History

Program Director: Dr. Pippa Holloway
Peck Hall 239
Graduate Analyst: Glenda Vandygrift

The History Department  offers the Master of Arts in History, Master of Arts in History with a concentration in Public History, and a Ph.D. in Public History. The Public History concentration offers specialized education in one of four tracks: historic preservation, museum management, cultural resource management, and archival management.

For the most current information about the program, department policies, and admission standards, please visit the department website.

Application deadline for the M.A. program is March 15 for Fall admission and October 15 for Spring. The History Department does not consider graduate students for Summer admission.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Arts in History [Public History] program, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee;
  2. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE);
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work. If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service.
  4. submit letter of intent, explaining why he/she wishes to pursue graduate education in public history and why he/she wishes to pursue those studies at MTSU;
  5. submit writing sample (preferably a lengthy research paper that demonstrates writing and research skills);
  6. submit three letters of recommendation from professors or professionals that address the applicant’s potential to successfully complete an M.A. program in public history.


Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466