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Bring History to the Public Setting

Whether in museums or monuments, parks or public libraries, history is all around us. Public Historians engage in historical conversations outside the traditional academic classroom. Their job is to preserve, interpret and curate historical sites, exhibits and archives for the public’s benefit. You can become a part of this conversation at A&M Commerce. Our Public History graduate certificate trains you in the theoretical and practical knowledge of public history so you can apply these skills to the real-world setting. While here, you’ll complete a public history internship to prepare you for a wide variety of careers. Working for historical societies, national parks or archival centers are just a few opportunities available to you.

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Public History

Admissions Requirements

To qualify for this certificate, you must currently hold a bachelor’s degree from a fully-accredited college or university. You may choose the certificate-only option or complete the certificate while earning your master’s degree. For certificate-only admission, please contact Dr. Mylynka Cardona. You can also earn a minor in Public History as part of your graduate program. Students are required to take the same 12 hours of courses as the certificate but can incorporate the classes as part of their 36-hour master’s degree.

New Students

  • Complete Apply Texas application
  • Pay $50.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit all official undergraduate transcripts and any master’s degree transcripts, if applicable

Current Students

Certificate Requirements

To complete this program, you must:

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Public History Graduate Certificate :: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. As a Public History student, you’ll have the opportunity to complete an internship as part of your curriculum. These are just a few of the companies and organizations that offer internships designed for you.

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Public History :: Coursework

Course Offerings

  • HIST 564 Introduction to Public History
  • ALIB 564 Archives Administration
  • HIST 566 Oral History Theory and Methods
  • HIST 567 Internship in Public History
  • HIST 569 Introduction to Digital History
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