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Concentration in Public History

Concentration in Public History Credit Hours
Required Courses 21
HIST 7630 Historian’s Craft 3
HIST 7651 Graduate Seminar in Public History 3
HIST 7638 Research Prospectus* 3
HIST 7781 Professional Internship in Public History** 3
HIST 7900 Non-Thesis Project in Public History*** 3
(2)       7000 level Graduate Reading Seminars**** 6
Electives 12
4 public history elective courses (at the 5000 level or above) 12

Total 33

* Students who enter the MA program with a concentration in Public History after having completed the Graduate Certificate in Public History will substitute an additional Reading Seminar for Research Prospectus.

** Internships are 150 hours.

*** This course concludes with a 6,000 – 10,000 word technical report on the final project that is defended orally before a committee. With the permission of the Director of Graduate Studies this course may be completed simultaneously with the Professional Internship in History.

**** One seminar must be outside the candidate’s field of concentration.


Other Program Requirements

  • The student must also pass a reading-knowledge examination in an appropriate foreign language. (Prior completion of coursework in a foreign language through the fourth semester at the intermediate level with a grade of C or better shall exempt students from the foreign language exam.)
  • The student must also pass an oral defense of either the thesis, the non-thesis project, or the non-thesis project in public history.
  • Two elective course may be taken outside the Department of History.

General Requirements

  • The College of Graduate Studies limits independent study to 6 credits.


College of Arts and Humanities

Department of History Director of Graduate Studies Georgia Southern University P.O. Box 8054

Statesboro, GA 30460 phone 912-478-4478 fax 912-478-0377


Dr. Alan Downs
Director, Graduate Studies
Department of History
P.O. Box 8054
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460-8054
Phone: 912-478-0242
Dr. Michael Van Wagenen
Public History Coordinator
Department of History
P.O. Box 8054
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460-8054
Phone: 912-478-5862
Dr. Christoper Hendricks
Graduate Adviser, Armstrong Campus
Department of History
Hawes Hall, 106B
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419-1997
Phone: 921-344-2763

Last updated: 3/30/2022