Course requirements for the master of arts in history with concentrations in historic preservation, museum studies, and public history his 5640: interpretation in museums (3) his 5650: museum education (3) his 5660: topics in public and applied history (3) his 5998: thesis research (3) his 5999: thesis (3) or. This program requires a minimum of 30 semester credits, a master's thesis, and knowledge of a foreign language (see below: plan a check sheet re: language test) this option is usually pursued pdf: public history checksheet/ description (includes museums, historic preservation, and cultural resource management. The programme consists of three taught modules (20 credits each), a public history placement (20 credits), a 20,000-word dissertation (90 credits), and a research training module (10 credits) these make up the 180 credits that is normal for an ma in the uk higher education system for students registered for full-time. The master of arts in public history is organized into two tracks, historical administration and historic preservation the program offers two options within the two tracks: thesis and non-thesis master of arts degree in public history with a concentration in historical administration requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of. Finally, like other concentrations in interdisciplinary studies, the public history/ archives and records management concentration requires the completion of a thesis (ids 707 and 708) a faculty member from the palmer school of library and information science will supervise the thesis and a faculty member from the history. The public history specialization enables students to earn a master's degree in history while specializing in one of the following areas: museum studies, archives , historic preservation, or cross-discipline with thesis option the curriculum combines graduate-level topical and methods courses in history, core courses in.
Master of arts in public history requirements are the same as those outlined in the thesis option except that students will be required to take: hist 602: introduction to public history hist 601: topics in public history 6 additional hours in public history historiography 879 history 675: seminar in history 6 hours of. Currently, public history educators are discussing whether their graduate students should be required to write master's theses although some students ( including myself) at times bemoan the thesis as impractical and suggest a public history project or portfolio as an alternative, i found my thesis experience. The program offers a choice among three areas of concentration: american history, european and world history, and public history however, students are free to change advisors and are encouraged to select thesis and project advisors who most closely fit their interests and with whom they can work most effectively.
Students have held internships at the: california state archives office of historic preservation california state railroad museum jrp historical consulting services business history group and california state museum services among other organizations most students find that their thesis project develops out of their. The non-thesis track is designed to prepare students for professional employment in a wide range of public history venues and emphasizes hands-on research and practical training this option is ideal for students wishing to pursue a career in public history the thesis track combines the opportunity to engage in practical. How to apply · transfer to uvic · programs · careers in history · advising · awards & scholarships · graduate · how to apply · finding a supervisor · ma program · public history · phd program · funding · advising · recent graduates · audit a course with us · news & events · newsletter · contact us · promo history on the edge.
Electives are made up of courses in public history, which focus on methodology and practice and thesis or project credits these courses include: hist 5133 - management of material culture and museum collections semester hours: 3 hist 5228 - western art and architecture semester hours: 3 hist 5229 - colorado. Most students do a non-thesis program which consists of 36 hours of coursework core courses in history and public history, additional courses in history and a track of courses in the public history specialization, and two electives to supplement their public history preparation students who pursue the thesis option replace. The curriculum takes full advantage of established scholars in the department of history, experienced professionals on campus and region-wide, and cooperating institutions throughout texas program the master of arts in history with a specialization in public history is available with a thesis or a non-thesis option.
As i approach my second year of doctoral studies in history, i find myself thinking often about dissertation topics these ruminations may be premature general exams have not even clouded my horizon yet still, i feel a special burden to choose topics wisely because i hope to secure an academic job. Public history and history didactics are two subfields of history that focus on reaching the world outside the academy a conversation is necessary.