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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.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

1 to 2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

12 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Public History Graduate Certificate:: Featured Courses

Featured Courses

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ADMISSIONS New Students/Current Tabs

Admission

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Public History Graduate Certificate:: New Students Application section

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Become a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

  • Submit your application through ApplyTexas.
    • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application”
    • Select Texas A&M University-Commerce as your “target university.”
    • Select “Public History Graduate Certificate” as your “Major.”
    • Pay the $50 application fee.
  • Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.
    • Within two business days of your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted a provisional status which means you can enroll in one semester of courses.

Step 2. Submit Documents

  • Submit the following documents after you receive an email confirming that we received your application.

Official Transcripts

  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].
    • You can also ask them to mail a physical copy to:
      Graduate School
      Texas A&M University-Commerce
      PO Box 3011
      Commerce, Texas 75429-3011
    • We recommend that you send all official transcripts used towards earning a bachelor’s degree and any master’s degree transcripts with graduate coursework, if applicable.

  • Wait for an admission decision email before proceeding to the next step.
    • Once the Graduate School has reviewed your application, a notification will be sent to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail. Refer to the application confirmation email you received from A&M-Commerce for login information.

Let our staff assist you during your application process. We are here to help!

Step 3. Register for Classes

You are ready to register for classes once you are admitted to the program.

Contact your academic advisor if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

Program Requirements

Once admitted, you must:

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Public History Graduate Certificate:: Current Students Application section

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Become a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

  • Submit your application through ApplyTexas.
    • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application”.
    • Select Texas A&M University-Commerce as your “Target university”.
    • Select “Public History Graduate Certificate” as your “Major”.
    • Pay the $50 application fee.
  • Look for an application confirmation email.
    • Within two business days of your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.
  • Wait for an admission decision email before processing to the next step.
    • Once the Graduate School has reviewed your application, a notification will be sent to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 2. Register for Classes

You are ready to register for classes once you are admitted to the program.

Contact your academic advisor if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

Program Requirements

Once admitted, you must:

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Public History Graduate Certificate :: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 Graduate Certificate:: Request More Information

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