Public History (M.A.)

Public History (M.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
HIST 503Public History and Archival Methods3
HIST 505Theories of Public History3
HIST 610Museum Studies3
HIST 611Conservation and Preservation3
HIST 699History Internship3
HIST 705Local History Research3
HIST 706Digital History3
HIUS 530American Christian Heritage3
WRIT 601Grant Writing3
Total Hours27
Archaeology Elective Course
Choose one of the following:3
Historical Archaeology
Field Studies in Archaeology 1
Total Hours3

Intensive format, may also be applied to the elective section if HIST 620 is chosen as the Archeology Elective. HIST 680 may be taken up to three times for credit.

Elective Courses
Choose 6 credit hours from the following courses:6
Non-profit Management
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Remote Sensing
Historic Filmmaking
Strategic Communication Campaigns for the Digital Age
Total Hours6

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Grades of C are not permitted in the Core area (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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