24 months
522 USD/credit 7830 USD/year
522 USD/credit 7830 USD/year
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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's master of arts in History - Public History program prepares students for a wide range of career options by familiarizing them with museum work, historic preservation, archives and other public history subfields. 


The History - Public History program at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is designed so graduate students can prepare themselves in an area of expertise that best meets their interests and needs. Areas of expertise may be defined by broad themes, topics, chronology or geography.


Many of the courses throughout the program are chosen by you, giving you the ability to personalize your degree and align it with your career goals. Choose from a variety of history courses, including those related to American history, American Indian history, public history, modern military history, comparative world cultures and women’s history.

They also include incredible support and guidance from faculty mentors and advisors, who will work with you directly in planning and designing your degree. 

Whether your goal is to work for a government agency as a researcher or analyst, curate museums, preserve historical sites or become an executive at a historical society, our supportive, expert faculty  combined with a rigorous, experiential curriculum will prepare you well for a successful and rewarding career. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public History
  • Seminar in Public History
  • Internship in Public History
  • Current Trends in History
  • Readings in European History
  • Readings in World History
  • Readings in U.S. History
  • Readings in Area of Thesis
  • Thesis
  • Public History Thesis Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted until seats are filled.


30 SCH

30 (with thesis), 30 (with thesis and practicum) or 33 (no thesis)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

A completed graduate application.

  • The required application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended.
  • A letter of intent stating, as precisely as possible, your special area of interest in history as well as career goals and expectations.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals who are familiar with your past work and potential to do graduate work. These letters also may be used for applying for graduate assistantships and fellowships.
  • A research paper or a writing sample of at least 10 pages in length.
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 24 semester credits of undergraduate history. The department strongly recommends at least 30 semester credits.
  • Completion of an undergraduate research seminar involving the writing of a major research paper.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 522 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    7830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 522 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Eau Claire

1172 - 1943 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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