Public History, M.A. | University of North Alabama | Florence, United States
12 months
740 USD/credit 26640 USD/year
740 USD/credit 26640 USD/year
370 USD/credit 13320 USD/year
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If you want to pursue or advance your career in Public History, start with an MA in Public History from the University of North Alabama.


The Public History Center serves as the consulting branch of the Public History Program at the University of North Alabama, and supervises public history graduate students in their fieldwork and project development.

Additionally, the Public History Center staff participates in community outreach, research, content development, and historic site strategy, and maintains a close project partnership with the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area.


With an MA in Public History, graduates are prepared for careers in archives, museums, state historic preservation offices or cultural resource management firms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Material Culture
  • Collections Management
  • Historical Archeology
  • Digital Collections Management
  • History of American Architecture
  • Exhibit Design
  • Oral History
  • Digital History
  • Slavery and the Archive
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Business of Public History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have at least 24 hours in history or public history, including up to twelve hours below the 300 level or have completed a major and/or minor in history or public history.
  • Scholastic Achievement: A minimum of 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Test Scores: Submission of satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), which shall consist of the attainment of at least two of the three following scores: Verbal, 146; Quantitative, 140; Analytical Writing, 3.5.
  • Three completed recommendation forms.
  • Application Essay: A type written essay of 250-350 words which describes career goals and areas of historical interest for study in the graduate program.
  • Writing Sample: Minimum of four pages, preferably a research or scholarly essay or paper from previous classes. It may also be a sample of professional or creative writing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 740 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    26640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 740 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Florence

800 - 1300 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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