M.A. On Campus

Public History

St. John's University

24 months
1345 USD/credit 22192 USD/year
1345 USD/credit 22192 USD/year
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Earn a master's degree in Public History at St. John's University in New York City!


Practitioners of Public History document, preserve, and interpret the past. This two-year, 33-credit Master of Arts (M.A.) program consists of 24 credits in History, Museum Studies, and Archival Management, a six-credit internship and an additional three-credit research project.

Career Outcomes

  • As part of the Public History program at St. John's University, you will complete 240 internship hours under the supervision of St. John's faculty and a professional internship sponsor. 
  • Our students complete internships at exciting locations around New York City, including Ellis Island National Historic Park and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public History
  • Modern Historical Research
  • Oral History
  • History of Material Culture
  • History as Visual Record
  • Advanced Topics in Public History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official university and post-secondary transcripts, plus degree conferrals/diplomas
  • The Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS examination scores.
  • For expedited foreign transcript evaluation service at a discounted rate you may complete a SpanTran Foreign Transcript Evaluation Application Form. 
  • All documents received by the university become the property of the university and cannot be returned to the student
  • If you have only one copy of your official document and are able to visit our Welcome Center in person, we will be happy to make a copy of the original and return the official copy to you immediately.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1345 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    22192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1345 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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