Master of Arts in History, Public History Concentration

Are you passionate about interpreting and preserving History for public audiences?  The Public History program at MTSU is the right place for you!   We are the premiere graduate program for students training for careers as Public History professionals.

From archives to museum management, historic preservation and cultural resource management to public archeology, oral history to digital methods, the History MA, Pubic History Concentration offers distinguished faculty, rigorous coursework, and unparalleled opportunities for hands-on training in the field. 

History MA, Public History Concentration Highlights

  • One-on-one mentoring from nationally recognized faculty and public history professionals
  • Research and professional development opportunities with our renowned on-campus centers and initiatives and community partners, including the Center for Historic Preservation, Albert Gore Research Center, Center for Popular Music, and Rutherford County Archives
  • Professional development opportunities in the local community, throughout Middle Tennessee, and beyond
  • Graduate assistantships and scholarships offered on a competitive basis
  • Afternoon and evening classes accommodate work and family life
  • Affordable tuition and access to regional Academic Common Market for many out-of-state students

For additional information on our History MA, Public History Concentration, please contact the department's Public History Director, Dr. Lisa Pruitt, by email at, or by phone at 615-898-2051. For general inquiries about the graduate program please contact the department's Executive Aide, Victoria Richardson, by email at or by phone at (615) 898-5798.

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