In the Department of History, Geography, and Philosophy, we offer public history as a concentration within the graduate program.
Public history courses are designed to provide hands-on training and problem solving abilities while cultivating the special research and professional skills required by public historians. Students are challenged to combine solid historical training with skill development and a cross-disciplinary approach to history.
Opportunities for specialization in the MA in public history program include:
- Applied research
- Archives and manuscripts
- Historic preservation
- History in museums/exhibitions
- Historical editing
- Oral history
- Local and community history
At the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, our public history graduate students have a range of on-campus and community resources for research and projects, including:
- Center for Louisiana Studies
- University Archives
- Louisiana Historical Association
Many of our public history students work locally, as well as complete internships across the country. Acadiana is rich in history and filled with exciting opportunities for students earning their MA in public history.