Central to Bringing the Past to Life.
Public history is a field for historians looking to work beyond the pages of textbooks and the walls of a classroom. Its practitioners interpret history for public audiences, in a variety of spaces including museums, archives, national parks, heritage sites, government agencies, and digital platforms throughout the state, across the country, and around the globe. We work for and with communities and with other disciplines conducting research, communicating the significant stories from our past, and preserving cultural resources.
A master's degree in public history from Central will provide you with the skills and experience you need to use your passion for history in a successful career outside of traditional academia. Central’s Public History Program works with organizations throughout Connecticut to prepare you to engage with diverse audiences and historical sources in institutional, corporate and community environments.
In this program, students will engage in graduate-level academic coursework, learn job-specific skills, and gain field-based experience with collaborative inquiry, community outreach, and a commitment to environmental sustainability. You will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field, network with professionals, intern in history institutions, and build a competitive resume in preparation for a successful and fulfilling career in the field.
- Starts every January and August
- 33-credit program
- Attend full- or part-time
- Classes offered evenings on campus
- Nontraditional learning environment includes study in the classroom, field, and specialized seminars
- Financial aid is available
- No GMAT/GRE required