Washington State University

Public History

Department Website https://history.wsu.edu/graduate-studies/public-history-track/

Students in the public history program apply their training in a variety of settings at the local, state, and national levels. Courses focus on archives, business and corporate history, cultural resource management, historic preservation, litigation support, museums, and public policy. In addition to requiring an internship as part of the public history track, the public history program offers and requires the completion of two public history seminars focusing on the acquisition of theory and skills in various public history subfields. Career opportunities for public historians include traditional academic positions, but more often employment is found in local and state historical societies and agencies, public and private library archives, private research firms, and federal agencies.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Orlan Svingen, Professor
History Dept.
Washington State University
PO Box 644030
321 Wilson-Short Hall
Pullman, WA 99164-4030
(509) 335-5205
svingen@wsu.edu

Robert McCoy, Associate Professor
History Dept.
Washington State University
PO Box 644030
337 Wilson-Short Hall
Pullman, WA 99164-4030
(509) 335-3985
rmccoy@wsu.edu

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