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Graduate Programs in Public History

At the University of Richmond, public history represents the collaborative study and practice of history made accessible and useful to the public. Its methods include digital scholarship, curating museum and historical exhibits, interpreting or enacting historical sites and events and more.

Public history makes history scholarship and research available and meaningful to the public. Public historians combine the imperatives of learning from and about history with teaching and presenting history to the public.

We offer a graduate certificate in public history in addition to a public history concentration in the master of liberal arts program. Both programs leverage central Virginia’s rich history with the University’s scholarship and regional historical museums to provide a credential for practicing public history.

Programs and Resources

Program Contacts

Dr. Daniel Roberts, Liberal Arts chair

Erik Nielson, Assistant chair, MLA

Contact Us

Nonprofit Studies Program
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133