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Providence, RI 02912
The masters program in public humanities, which can be completed as a professional degree or as part of a Ph.D. program, offers a dynamic interdisciplinary opportunity for students interested in careers in museums, historical societies, cultural planning agencies, heritage tourism, historic preservation, and community arts programs. The program draws on Brown University's open curriculum and the wide-ranging resources of Providence’s arts and cultural community to connect students to academic and hands-on learning experiences. Students develop knowledge of the history, theory, and methods of the public humanities; expertise in academic subjects appropriate to their professional goals; and the practical skills to curate museum collections, create exhibits and Web sites, conduct oral history interviews, undertake historic preservation projects, and manage cultural programs. Our graduates are poised to innovate, collaborate, and lead in the public forums where communities explore art, history, and culture. The program, generally completed in two years, includes three required and nine elective courses. Students also undertake two practicums, gaining professional experience by working in cultural institutions. In past years, students have completed practicums at museums, the National Park Service, philanthropic and funding agencies, and history and arts organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Most students in the program receive financial aid toward tuition (amounting to approximately 1/2 the cost of tuition) as well as funding to attend conferences and support for summer practicums. Fellowships are also available. Visit our Web site for more information about student support.
# of Credits Required: 14
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 4756 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 38048 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999