Requirements for the Certificate in Public History

This certificate prepares students for careers in historic preservation, historical tourism, archival management, object collections management, museum studies, exhibit design, and other related public history fields. To enroll in the Public History Certificate program, students must meet admission requirements for non-degree seeking students in the Valdosta State University Graduate School.

Required Courses12
HIST 6215Introduction to Public History3
HIST 6216Principles of Public History3
HIST 6810Internship in History3-9
Select one of the following:3
History Content for Teaching World History Surveys
History Content for Teaching U. S. History Surveys
Seminar in Historiography
Guided Electives6
(may include up to two 3-hour graduate courses outside of HIST in areas such as MLIS, PADM, or GEOG)
Total Hours18