Description

The Graduate Certificate in Public History and Cultural Heritage program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis provides interdisciplinary training for students pursuing careers that engage communities with the past.  The theoretical knowledge and practical experience gained through coursework and internships will prepare graduates for a wide variety of jobs in museums, historical societies, cultural resource agencies, historic preservation, community development, and tourism, particularly those located in the St. Louis region. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants wishing to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Public History and Cultural Heritage in conjunction with an MA degree should follow the normal application procedures for their respective Master’s level program.  Applicants wishing to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Public History and Cultural Heritage alone normally must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher and should apply specifically for this certificate program and submit three letters of recommendation and a writing sample along with their application.  

If you’re interested in learning more about costs and debts associated with our program, please view our GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE at:

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Program Requirements

All candidates for Graduate Certificate in Public History and Cultural Heritage must complete HIST   6001, HIST 6124, and HIST 6125.  Students must take an additional nine credits at the graduate level in Public History and Cultural Heritage courses as approved by the Program Director.  Courses available to fulfill this additional nine-credit requirement include ANTHRO 4109, ANTHRO 4110, ANTHRO 5312, POL SCI 6470, ED TECH 6454,

Curriculum

Core coursework (9 credits):
Introduction to Public History and Cultural Heritage, 3 credits (see sample syllabus)
Practicum in Public History, 3 credits (see sample syllabus)
Internship, 3 credits (see notes on internships)

Electives (9 credits)  
Additional Internship (1-3 credits)
Community Based Research in Anthropology (Anthro 4307)
Archeological Field School (Anthro 4309)
Laboratory Methods in Archaeology (Anthro 4310)
Cultural Resource Management and Historic Preservation (Anthro 5312)
Instructional Video Production (Ed Tech 6454)
Proseminar in Urban Politics (Poli Sci 6470)
Museums and History in the Digital Age (Hist 6130)
Historical and Theoretical Foundations of US History in Schools and Communities (Hist 6013)
Approved 6142/6143 course (oral history; democracy and social movements)
Other relevant courses approved by program director