Graduate Certificate in Public History

Public History

Program Director: Dr. Dan Holbrook
holbrook@marshall.edu
304.696.6780
http://www.marshall.edu/wpmu/history

 

 

 

 

 

Program Overview:
The Graduate Certificate in Public History consists of 18 hours. The Certificate is intended for students who wish to prepare for career opportunities in museums, historic homes, libraries, archives, state and national parks, and local, state, and federal governmental agencies.

Program Highlights:
This program is interdisciplinary. Students have an opportunity to take courses in such fields as anthropology, geography, history, journalism, and marketing.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure:

Under the Code of Federal Regulations 668.6B, the following information is provided to prospective students seeking only the certificate (not simultaneously with a degree) to help them make informed decisions about this program, which does not lead to a degree.  NOTE: Standard Occupational Classification (“SOC”) codes are issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The SOC is linked to the occupational profile on O*NET, the nation’s primary source of occupational information.

Intended Occupation for Certificate Holders Standard Occupation Code
Archivists 25-4011
Curators 25-4012
Museum Technicians and Conservators 25-4013
History Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1125

Standard Time to Completion: 3-4 semesters (18 months-2 years)

Curriculum:  6 courses | 18 credits
Required Courses Credits
537 Introduction to Public History
640 Seminar in Archives and Special Collections
680 Public History Internship
3
3
1-6
Choose Two
524 U.S. Science and Technology
538 Material Culture and History
601 Tudor England 1485-1603
635 Oral/Local History Seminar
3
3
3
3
Choose One
524 U.S. Science and Technology
538 Material Culture and History
601 Tudor England 1485-1603
635 Oral/Local History Seminar
ANT 567 Culture through Ethnography
506 Population Geography
575 Documentary Journalism.
511 Marketing and Management
615 Applied Demography
Special Topics in Graduate Humanities
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

 

Cost of books and supplies (estimate): $250

Certificate Application Essentials
How to apply:

  • Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select the Public History Certificate on the application form.
  • Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website at:
  • The admissions requirements are the same as for the History Master’s degree.
  • Students already enrolled in the History master’s program who wish to earn the certificate simultaneously can apply easily by submitting a Secondary Program Request form.
  • All materials should be submitted to the Graduate Admissions office.

Deadlines for Application: October 1 (Spring term); March 1 (Fall term)

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