Certificate in Public History Studies

Application Requirements

The items listed below are required for admission consideration for applicable semesters of entry during the 2017-2018 academic year. Submission instructions, additional details, and changes to admission requirements for semesters other than the 2017-2018 academic year can be found on the program’s web page. International students should review the International Admission Documents section of the catalog for additional requirements.

  • completed online ApplyTexas application
  • $10 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts required from each four-year institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.5 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in all completed graduate course work (if applicable)
  • GRE scores not required
  • brief statement of speaking and reading foreign language competencies
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose
  • two letters of recommendation


Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

Course Requirements

HIST 5371The Practice of Public History3
Public History Electives
Choose 12 hours from the following:12
Oral History: Theory & Practice
The Practice of Museum Studies and Material Culture
The Practice of Historic Preservation
Documentary Film
Archival Management
Cultural Resource Management
Education Programs in Historical/Cultural Institutions
Preserving and Interpreting Historic Amateur Movies
Local and Community History
Public History Project
Total Hours15