The M.A. in Public History: Historic Preservation Option prepares the student for
further study or career placement in museums, historical sites or agencies. Students
will develop familiarity with issues in public history, material culture, the historic
landscape, and the built environment. Students will participate in field exercises
and projects that take history out of the classroom and into public venues.
The M.A. in Public History: Heritage Interpretation Emphasis prepares the student for fields at the intersection of education and public history. Students will hone skills aimed at connecting classrooms with museums and historic sites. Students will develop a familiarity with issues confronting social studies teachers and public history educators, study the contexts in which those professionals work, and develop plans for increasing student learning in those contexts that highlight the collaborative possibilities between classrooms and public history institutions.