Public History Programs

Public History communicates the past to the public in a multitude of ways. The breadth of opportunities spans the imagination.

  • Historical Societies
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Film and Television
  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Corporations

If your career ambitions include any of the following:

  • Curator
  • Archivist
  • Contract Historian
  • Corporate Historian
  • Documentary Editor
  • Museum Researcher
  • Historical Preservationist
  • Cultural Resource Manager
  • Independent Entrepreneur

CONSIDER the Public History Alternative!

The Department of History offers a certificate program for undergraduates and an emphasis within the Master of Arts program for graduate students. 

Why Should You Explore Options in Public History?

JOBS: The Public History alternative opens up a host of opportunities that allow you to use your college training.

FLEXIBILITY: Placement in the public sector can be short-term or long-term.  It can provide a supplemental income or be quite lucrative in itself.

INDIVIDUALITY: Work in public history can meld a variety of your interests.  Therefore, the sequence of coursework is tailored to your individual interests and goals.

More information on the Public History M.A. Program

More information on the Undergraduate Public History Certificate

For more information on Public History, please contact:

Dr. Leisl Carr Childers
Department of History
Seerley 318
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa  50614-0701
Phone: (319) 273-7503
Email: leisl.carr-childers@uni.edu