Program Director: Ellen Noonan
Master of Arts Program in Archives and Public History Website
Archives and Public History Handbook
The Department of History offers an M.A. Program in Archives and Public History. The Archives and Public History M.A. Program can be combined with an Advanced Certificate in Archival management or Public History. Archivists and public historians present and interpret history in a wide variety of dynamic venues, ranging from history museums to digital libraries. For three decades, NYU has prepared students for successful careers as archivists, manuscript curators, documentary editors, oral historians, cultural resource managers, historical interpreters, and new media specialists. 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 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: either Introduction to Archives, HIST-GA 1010, or Intro to Public History, HIST-GA 1750, 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 in 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. Students must also enroll in the Research Seminar, HIST-GA 2034, in which students must complete a capstone project approved by the director. Students must receive a letter grade of B or better.