Graduate Certificate in Public History


The following courses are required for the certificate:

  • Introduction to Public History (3 credit hours)
  • Public History Practicum (3 credit hours)
  • Two graduate seminars (600 level) in Department of History (3 credit hours each, 6 hours total)
  • Two public history electives at graduate level (3 credit hours each, 6 hours total)

Note:  History M.A. students enrolled in the certificate program may apply six hours of certificate courses toward requirements for the M.A. The remaining 9 hours must be in addition to their M.A. coursework.



The following materials are required for the certificate program:

  • two letters of recommendation
  • undergraduate transcripts
  • personal statement of interest in public history (500 words)
  • $60.00 application fee

History M.A. students who wish to enroll in the certificate program must complete the online application (see link below) and submit (1) a letter of recommendation from a U of L faculty member, and (2) a personal statement of interest in public history.  All materials from your application for the M.A. program will also be considered.

To apply, click here.