This two-year, Master of Arts program consists of 24 credits in History, Museum Studies, and Archival Management, a six-credit internship and an additional three-credit research project.
Students find opportunities for service, internship, and independent study throughout New York City.
Given the growing merger of issues relating to collecting information and collections accessibility in libraries, archives, and museums, St. John’s University also offers a dual master’s degree in Public History and Library and Information Science. Our Division of Library and Information Science is the American Library Association (ALA)-accredited and features an archival specialization.
A master's degree in Public History will prepare you for growing career opportunities in such fields as:
- Museum Curation
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Government Agencies
- Film and Television
As part of the program, you’ll complete 240 internship hours under the supervision of SJU faculty and a professional internship sponsor.
The students complete internships at exciting locations around New York City, including Ellis Island National Historic Park and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Introduction to Public History
- Modern Historical Research
- Public History Electives
- Additional Electives
- Capstone Project
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHistory View 489 other Masters in History in United States
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Official results of performance on standardized tests
International1265 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1265 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National1265 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1265 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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