Students learn about the numerous ways in which public historians think and operate as professionals. Beginning with an introductory seminar, students then develop both traditional and public history skills and techniques. Students work in two or more areas of public history specialization including community history, museology and museum studies, policy history, environmental history and/or media history. Coursework is offered through both the history department and through other university departments and programs.
Additionally, the program provides both the students and the university with an invaluable association with various government agencies, businesses, museums, historical organizations and individuals in and around the Pensacola area. To facilitate the learning of various skills and research techniques, students participate in a six-credit internship with an appropriate agency or organization. As an additional non-thesis option, students complete and defend an extensive report on their internship experience. The combination of traditional and applied skills with the practical application of public history in the field provides students with the resources to secure employment following graduation.
Established in 1976 as a specific form of historical education and practice, public history programs are relatively new in nature. Although more than 50 programs currently exist in the United States, there are no other public history programs in the Florida Panhandle or surrounding states. In framing this program, the areas of concentration represent the strengths of the Department of History and university faculty, as well as the abundant variety of resources and operations in the region. Because of the skills of the faculty and the opportunities in the area, the University of West Florida has quickly become the cornerstone of public history training for students throughout the region and the nation.
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- Issues in Historic Preservation
- Advanced Museology
- History of Architecture
- Historic and Heritage Preservation Seminar
- Nautical Archaeology Seminar
- Historical Archaeology Seminar
- Historical Research Methods in Archaeology
- Geographic Information Systems in Archaeology
- 24 months
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DisciplinesHistory View 487 other Masters in History in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Submission of official GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores of at least 151 and Analytical Writing score of at least 3.5 or equivalent GRE percentile performance under the old testing platform; OR Official MAT scaled score of at least 415
- Submission of letter of intent
- Submission of writing sample (undergraduate research paper preferred)
- Oral interview, if deemed appropriate
- Minimum of 15 semester hours of upper division history courses
International1029 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1029 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National463 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 463 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State369 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 369 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.