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Public History Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

Students who wish to obtain the Graduate Certificate in Public History must have:

  1. Completed requirements for a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  2. A 3.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on all undergraduate work, with a 3.0 cumulative GPA in history and no grade in history lower than a “C.”
  3. An undergraduate major in history. Students with majors in other fields of study are given equal consideration for admission providing they either have (a) 3 years of history-related professional work experience OR (b) at least 15 semester hours (or the quarter-system equivalent) of history (at least 12 hours at the upper-division level and a total of 30 hours in the social sciences and humanities).
  4.  Two letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s potential for successful graduate study.
  5.  A statement of purpose (approximately 250 words) outlining the applicant’s interest in graduate study in history.



Non-traditional students and applicants not meeting the above requirements may be considered for Provisional (probationary) admission as determined on a case-by-case basis.

Last updated: 3/30/2022