Master of Arts in Public History

If you want to pursue or advance your career in Public History, start with an MA in public history from UNA. The Public History Center serves as the consulting branch of the Public History Program at the University of North Alabama, and supervises public history graduate students in their fieldwork and project development. Additionally, the Public History Center staff participates in community outreach, research, content development, and historic site strategy, and maintains a close project partnership with the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area. 

With an MA in Public History, graduates are prepared for careers in archives, museums, state historic preservation offices or cultural resource management firms.

UNA’s Public History Program provided me a solid foundation in the theory and practice of public history. The program taught me how to develop engaging and educational programs for visitors. I also learned best practices for managing and curating museum exhibits, as well as different methods to use while engaging with community members and volunteers. All of this serves me well in my role as a Cultural Resource Specialist at Fort Morgan, an Alabama Historical Commission historic site.

Dylan Tucker

Dylan Tucker
M.A. in Public History ‘15

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