Students must fulfill the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and successfully complete the following curriculum.
Public History Plan Requirements
The Public History degree at Wright State University integrates a traditional American History curriculum with courses taught by professionals in archives, museum studies, and historic preservation, an internship, and a project leading to a Master of Arts degree in History with a specialization in Public History.
Required Academic Core Courses (12 credits)
Public Historians are historians who apply their skills and knowledge outside of academic or classroom settings. Public History students are required to complete 2 seminars (1 can be non-US history; can also choose from Material Culture, Decorative Arts, Readings in Oral History), Historical Methods (HST 7000), and 1 upper level history course (select from regular history course offerings, including Digital History, History of Architecture).
Required Public History Courses (11 credits)
Public History students must complete the following core requirements:
HST 7500 Introduction to Public History - 3 credits
HST 7600 Introduction to Archives and Manuscripts - 3 credits
HST 7650 Introduction to Museum Administration and Collections - 3 credits
HST 7810 Public History Intership - 1 credit
HST 7900 Capstone Project - 1 credit
Advanced Public History Requirements (15 credits)
Students must complete 15 credit hours in advanced Public History courses.
HST 7700 Research in Local History - 3 credits
HST 7750 Museum Interpretation and Exhibits - 3 credits
HST 7800 Advanced Archives - 3 credits
HST 7810 Records and Information Management - 3 credits
HST 7850 Archival Preservation - 3 credits
Electives (7 - 8 credits)
HST 7860 Historic Preservation - 3 credits
HST 7820 Practica - 1-2 credits
HST 7830 Special Topics in Public History - 3 credits
Total 45 - 46 credit hours