May 27, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Heritage Preservation, M.H.P., Public History Concentration

Degree Requirements

(42 hours minimum)

Area 2: Professional Concentrations (5 Courses)

In order to understand the diverse options in the field of public history, students will take courses in folk studies, archives, preservation, and museum operations. Students should select five out of the courses listed below.

Area 3: Electives (2 Courses)

In order to tailor their programs to such career interests, students will select appropriate courses from preservation and public history disciplines represented in the program. Other graduate courses in history may be substituted at the discretion of the program director. Other courses in documentary film, etc., can be substituted at the discretion of program director and with permission of other program directors. Below is a list of possible options:

Area 4: Capstone Courses (2 Courses)

In order to gain experience in the practical work of public history, students will take courses that require research projects and that offer the opportunity to see the operations of public history organizations. For these purposes, there are internships, directed studies, and thesis options available to students where classroom and seminar knowledge may be applied to actual preservation needs. Students will take the following courses, or appropriate substitutes, approved by the program director:

Area 5: Oral Examination

Students must pass a general oral examination in order to graduate.

Graduate assistants are required to enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours each for the fall/spring semesters and 9 credit hours for the summer semester. These credit hours will consist of courses required for the prescribed program of study, as well as additional hours of HIST 8680 .