Unearthing history, building community.
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Who We Are

The MA in History/Museum Studies Program teaches the craft of the historian and the theory and skills of public practice. Our mission is to unearth history while building community. As a result, every semester students and faculty engage with the local community to complete collaborative projects that make a difference in our region (exhibitions, public programs, websites). We bridge theory and practice while making a positive impact in our world.

What makes us unique?

  • We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our teaching and research
  • Students receive individualized attention from faculty
  • We strive to make the program financially accessible with scholarships, awards, and assistantships
  • Our program has partnerships with area history organizations, and students complete internships—and find jobs—across the region and country.

Learn More About Faculty and Students and Our Projects and Classes

Where You Can Go

During our program, students gain first-hand experience in the field, enter professional communities, and launch their careers. Many alumni have taken positions at museums and historic sites, working as educators, curators, collections staff, and administrators. Our alumni have also used their skills in other fields, such as education, libraries and archives, and law.

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How to Apply

Our Application Deadline is February 1st for Fall admission. Our Graduate Program does not require GRE scores for applications.

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For Questions about the M.A. in History with Museum Studies Concentration

Dr. Torren Gatson
Director of Public History/Assistant Professor of History

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