Prepare for a rewarding career in the public humanities.
Public Humanities in Doctoral Education offers two advanced certificate programs to PhD students interested in delving further into the theory and practice of public engagement by humanists.
The Advanced Certificate in Public Humanities explores public engagement as a cornerstone in the careers of scholars, researchers, and teachers. In addition to opportunities for cross-disciplinary thought and collaboration, students meet and learn from practitioners, setting the groundwork for a diverse array of post-PhD careers.
The Advanced Certificate in Management and Leadership of Public Service Organizations prepares students to apply their humanistic training in public-facing careers. Courses offered by the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service complement a foundation in Public Humanities by the management and leadership skills in demand at wide-ranging public enterprises including museums, cultural organizations and non-profits.
All students enrolled in Humanities PhD programs in the Graduate School of Arts & Science and within the terms of their coursework are eligible. Students funded through the MacCracken program pay no additional tuition or fees.
Advanced Certificate in Public Humanities
Students must complete 12 points of coursework. All points may be shared with PhD point requirements.
- Theorizing Public Humanities (PUBHM GA-1001)
- Practicing Public Humanities (PUBHM GA-1101)
- One additional course from the approved list of departmental courses.
Advanced Certificate in Management and Leadership of Public Service Organizations
Students must complete 20 points of coursework (12 points may be shared with the points required for the PhD):
- Theorizing Public Humanities (PUBHM-GA 1001)
- Practicing Public Humanities (PUBHM-GA 1101)
- Management and Leadership (CORE-GP1020)
- One of the following required courses:
- Strategic Management and Leadership (PADM-GP 2110)
- Human Resources: Leading Talent Development (PADM-GP 2135)
- Performance Measurement and Management (PADM-GP 2170)
- Two NYU Wagner electives