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Public History

California State University Sacramento

12 months
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The Public History Program at the California State University Sacramento offers a two-year course of study leading to the Master of Arts as a degree option within the History Department.


The Public History program offered by the California State University Sacramento provides an integrated professional curriculum that includes specialized project and internship experience in several concentrations including: archives and manuscripts, business history, oral history, public history research and analysis, and historic preservation. 


  • All students pursue a common course of study, gain professional experience through a series of internships, and complete a master's project or thesis within their area of program specialization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpreting U.S. History
  • Public History Principles and Techniques
  • Research Seminar in Public History
  • History and Theory
  • History and Memory
  • Oral History: Theory and Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a baccalaureate degree;
  • an undergraduate major in History, OR a minimum of 27 semester units in History, or a closely related field, approved by the Graduate Coordinator. Fifteen of the units must be upper division and include one seminar from the HIST 192 series (or equivalent) and one seminar from HIST 197 series (or equivalent); and
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units attempted and a minimum 3.25 GPA in History courses.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Sacramento

1190 - 1765 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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