Public History Graduate Certificate

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The Graduate Certificate in Public History is designed to meet the educational and professional needs of the surrounding communities that Texas A&M University–Commerce serves in the Northeast Texas region.  The Graduate Certificate in Public History at Texas A&M University–Commerce is a twelve credit hour graduate certificate that develops specific skill sets related to public history among students who are interested in public history and practitioners who are already in the field.  The goal of the graduate certificate is to prepare students for careers in fields related to public history that increase public engagement with the past.  The practical, theoretical, and analytical training provided in the certificate program enhances the ability of graduates to compete for jobs in museums, historical societies, cultural resource centers, parks, historic preservation, etc.  Please contact Dr. Mylynka Cardona at for more information.

Requirements to complete the Public History Graduate Certificate (12 semester hours):

To complete the Public History Graduate Certificate, students are required to complete twelve hours of coursework, including an internship consisting of a capstone project that requires a presentation and evaluation by a faculty committee. During the first semester, students identify their area of specialization and possible partnerships with public history organizations both on and off campus. For the capstone the student will submit a formal proposal to the coordinator of the Public History Graduate Certificate or faculty committee for approval. The completion of the coursework and approved proposal are requirements for the completion of the graduate certificate.
Required 2 courses (6 semester hours)
HIST 564Introduction to Public History3
HIST 567Internship in Public History3
Choose 2 courses (6 semester hours) from the following:
ALIB 564Introduction to Archives3
HIST 561Material Culture Analysis for Historians 3
HIST 566Oral History Theory and Methods3
HIST 569Introduction to Digital History3
Total Hours12

Note: Students must have admission to the Graduate School.  Coursework must be completed at Texas A&M University-Commerce with a 3.0 GPA in all courses used for this graduate certificate.  (No Substitutions)

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