The Public History Curriculum is planned to let you walk forward into your future...over the Warhol Bridge or to whatever may come next.


The Public History Program at Duquesne University is set up so that you can complete your degree in four semesters, should you take the full courseload of three courses per semester. All courses are 3 credits. No more than 6 transfer credits may be applied to the graduate Public History degree. 

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Curriculum: 36 credits total

Methodological Course - REQUIRED

PHST 601 Introduction to Public History - REQUIRED

Theoretical and Professional Courses - 5 REQUIRED

PHST 511 Studies in Material and Visual Culture
PHST 512 Museums and Society
PHST 513 Cultural Resources Management
PHST 514 Commemoration and Preservation
PHST 515 Special Topics (All-offered in lieu of 511, 512, 513 or 514)
PHST 516 Building Narratives in Public History
PHST 521 Introduction to Archives
PHST 522 Museum Exhibits & Management
PHST 523 Education and Public Programming
PHST 524 Historical Editing
PHST 525 Introduction to Historic Preservation
PHST 526 Speaking to the Past: Oral History Methods
PHST 527 Digital Humanities and the Historian 

Internships - 2 REQUIRED

PHST 654 Oral History Internship
PHST 655 
Digital History/Humanities Internship
PHST 656
Historic Preservation Internship 
PHST 657 Historical Editing Internship
PHST 658 Archival Internship
PHST 659 Museum Internship

History Courses - 4 REQUIRED

You must take 1 course in American/U.S. History, 1 course in European History, 1 course in Global/International History, and one additional course in any of the three concentrations. See course descriptions.