Faculty members in the Public History MA program from Carleton University work closely with history institutions, groups and activists in the region. Challenging yet flexible, the curriculum combines graduate courses in history with specialized courses that explore the practice and theory of public history.
Paid internships are available in the summer between first and second year (subject to availability). Students hone their research, analytical and presentation skills through a major research project.
The program has ready access to the capital’s national cultural resources—museums, archives, historic sites and monuments—as well as local historical resources of the province. The National Capital Region is a wonderful laboratory for studying public memory, digital history, archives, visual culture, local history, narrativity, oral history, commemoration, museums, performance, place, archives, social media and other faculty research interests. At the same time, course materials and student research projects are international in scope and situated within transnational comparative frameworks of Ontario and Quebec and the City of Ottawa. Internships and class projects often lead to career opportunities.
Our students find networking, employment and internship opportunities with archives and museums, agencies such as Parks Canada, Canadian Heritage, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, the National Capital Commission and many non-profit organizations, such as the Canadian Medical Association.
- Historical Theory and Method
- European History Special Topics
- Colonialism and Postcolonialism in Canada
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Modern History View 30 other Masters in Modern History in Canada
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- An honours bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, with at least a B+ average.
International18463 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18463 CAD per year during 24 months.
National6657 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6657 CAD per year during 24 months.
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