Duquesne University

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Public History


600 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Public History

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Public history is history that happens outside of a textbook and the classroom. Public historians interpret the past for the public in museums, national parks, historic houses, or on main streets. Public history programs give you skills to deal with different audiences, various materials, and multiple contexts. It is often called 'applied history', because it mixes deep historical knowledge with theory and practice.   Our M.A. program offers cutting-edge courses, assigns professional internships, and prepares you for rewarding careers in both for-profit and non-profit sectors, including private companies, museums, archives, libraries, parks, battlefields, government agencies, and historic homes and sites in a variety of local, state, and national locations.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

International Student Requirements:

Please see the program website for additional details.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Duquesne University's Office of Financial Aid provides information regarding loan opportunities. Special military/veteran tuition rates are available for some programs.

Locale: Large City

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