Graduate Certificate in Public History
This 18-hour certificate program centers the idea of "history with a purpose" and prepares students to enter the profession with the skills they need to create and present public-facing, community-engaged historical scholarship. The certificate can be completed in conjunction with a degree program at the MA or PhD level or as a stand-alone credential.
Students in the Introduction to Public History course install their exhibit in Ekstrom Library (pictured: Olivia Raymond, Eric Shoemaker, Michael Reikes, and Angela Pyle).
The following courses are required for the certificate:
- HIST 697 Introduction to Public History (3 credit hours)
- HIST 608 Public History Practicum (3 credit hours)
- Two graduate seminars (600 level) in the History Department (3 credit hours each, 6 total)
- Two Public History electives at the graduate level; these may be taken outside the History Department if appropriate courses are available in other programs like Public Administration, Critical and Curatorial Studies, etc. (3 credit hours each, 6 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.
Download a fact sheet for the program here.
The following materials are required for the certificate program:
- two letters of recommendation
- official undergraduate transcripts
- personal statement of interest in public history (500 words)
- $40.00 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.
Click here to begin your application!