The Department of History offers an M.A. Program in Archives and Public History. The program emphasizes a solid grounding in historical scholarship, intense engagement with new media technologies, and close involvement with New York’s extraordinary archival and public history institutions. Students in the program must elect to follow a concentration in either archival management or public history.
Students in the Archives and Public History M.A. program complete a 32 point program of study. The following courses are program requirements: Introduction to Archives, HIST-GA 1010 and Advanced Archival Description, HIST-GA 2031 (Archival Management concentration), or Intro to Public History, HIST-GA 1750, and Approaches to Public History, HIST-GA 1757 (Public History concentration), at least one of the three digital offerings: Creating Digital History HIST-GA 2033, History in the New Media HIST-GA 1023, or Digital Archives HIST-GA 1011, two electives designated for the concentration (8 points), and the Internship Seminar, HIST-GA 2011. It is also strongly recommended that students enroll in the M.A. Proseminar, HIST-GA 2022, as part of the concentration electives. Students must also enroll in the Research Seminar, HIST-GA 2034, in which students complete a capstone project approved by the director. Students must receive a letter grade of B or better in this course.