Public History is a growing field that focuses on the practical application of academic knowledge through museums, federal and state historic sites, media productions, the Internet, popular publishing, and other public venues. These programs provide an alternative career path to traditional teaching and have become increasingly popular during the struggling academic job market of the last decade.
The Department of History at Georgia Southern University currently offers both a Graduate Certificate in Public History and a Master of Arts with a Public History Concentration. In addition to currently enrolled graduate students, the certificate is offered as a credential to qualified individuals holding a bachelor’s degree who are not pursuing an advanced degree.
Program Contact Information:
Dr. Michael S. Van Wagenen
Phone: (912) 478-5466