Looking for a future that includes the past?
Explore a career in public history.
Virginia is a state where heritage and history are both studied and lived. Helping that history come alive is the job of public historians.
At the University of Richmond, our graduate program in Public History combines the rich history of the area with the practical skills and professional knowledge required to make history accessible to the public.
The School of Professional and Continuing Studies offers a Public History concentration in the Master of Liberal Arts program as well as a stand-alone graduate certificate in Public History. Classes are held on the beautiful and well-resourced University of Richmond campus in the evening, so you can earn your degree as a part-time student while you work.
And if you’re already a public historian seeking professional development, consider our Institute on Philanthropy’s weeklong institutes in nonprofit marketing, fundraising, grant writing and planned giving or our graduate programs in nonprofit studies.
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Master of Liberal Arts Concentration in Public History
15 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses.
Public History Concentration
15 semester hours
Graduate Certificate in Public History
18 semester hours
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