For three decades, NYU has prepared students for successful careers as archivists, museum curators, documentary editors, cultural resource managers, historical interpreters, and media specialists. The program emphasizes a solid grounding in historical scholarship, intense engagement with digital technologies, and close involvement with New York’s wide range of archival and public history institutions. Students in the program elect to follow a concentration in either Archives or Public History.
As part of their core coursework, students have the opportunity to embark on independent research (capstone projects) using the unique resources of New York City as their public history and archives laboratory. In addition, internships are integrated with coursework, contributing to a professionalized and constructive learning environment.
Students in the Archives and Public History BA/MA program fulfill all the requirements of the two-year Masters program. BA/MA students take two of the required courses for the MA in their senior year (one in the Fall semester and one in the Spring semester, totaling 8 credit points) while they complete their undergraduate credits. They complete the final 24 credits required of Archives and Public History students in their fifth year. Before applying for the BA/MA in Archives and Public History, interested students should read through the MA program information available at wp.nyu.edu/aphprogram and are strongly encouraged to meet with Program Director Ellen Noonan to discuss their interests and program requirements.
Faculty Contact: Prof. Ellen Noonan