M.A. in Public History

The Department offers the Master of Arts in History with an emphasis in Public History. Students may choose one of four concentrations within the program: historic preservation, cultural resource management, museum management, and archival management. As fields of public history, these areas overlap to some extent, but each requires its own specialized training and each put students on a distinct career path. Incoming students may not be certain of the concentration they wish to pursue; one of the purposes of our program is to expose students to the myriad career possibilities associated with the four concentrations, helping them to select the curriculum best suited to their interests and aspirations. Whatever the choice, students should bear in mind that the practice of history is grounded in well-developed skills in research, writing, and critical thinking, supplemented with the skills and knowledge required by the specific concentration. For additional information on our graduate programs in history, please contact the department's Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Pippa Holloway, by e-mail at pippa.holloway@mtsu.edu, or by phone at 615-904-8149. Students interested in public history may also contact the department's Director of Public History, Dr. Rebecca Conard, by email at rebecca.conard@mtsu.edu, or by phone at 615-898-2423. For general inquiries about the graduate program please contact the department's Executive Aid, Kelle Knight, by email at kelle.knight@mtsu.edu or by phone at (615) 898-5798.Tara and Zada

2010-2012 Graduate Catalog
M.A. Internships
Financial Support
How To Apply

M.A. Public History Student Handbook (Rev. Fall 2015)
Student Learning Outcomes for History Graduate Seminars
Student Learning Outcomes for Public History Graduate Seminars
History Department scholarships 
Student Portfolios