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Post-Baccalaureate in Public History, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Carrollton, GA, United States
Students who already hold an M.A. in History or a closely-related field and have an interest in pursuing a career in public history may apply to the University of West Georgia's History Department to pursue a Post-Baccalaureate in Public History Certificate. The student may pursue a specific area of interest, such as archives or community history, or take a more general course of study.
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Overview

Students who already hold an M.A. in History or a closely-related field and have an interest in pursuing a career in public history may apply to the History Department from University of West Georgia to pursue a Post-Baccalaureate in Public History Certificate. The student may pursue a specific area of interest, such as archives or community history, or take a more general course of study.

Learning Objectives

  • Students who complete the Public History Certificate program will understand the professional practices and ethics associated with the field of public history.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the field of public history in at least two skill areas: archives; museum collections management; museum education; oral history; museum education and interpretation; material culture; folklife; museum exhibits; and/or a skill approved by the certificate program director.
  • Students will demonstrate the application of the understanding of the field of public history by completing an internship under the supervision of a public history professional.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    15 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Public History
  • Theory and Practice of Oral History
  • Introduction to Archival Theory and Practice
  • History of American Architecture
  • Archives Arrangemnt Practicum
  • Theory and Method of Material Culture Studies
  • Studies and Research Methods in American Folklife

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

 Admittance Guidelines

  • Students who are currently enrolled in the MA program may take courses that count for the Public History and Museum Studies Certificates as part of the public history concentration in the M.A. degree, but they may need to take one or two additional classes to complete the Certificate requirements.
  •  If students complete the Certificate after earning their M.A. degree, they will need to write a letter to the Graduate School to indicate that they wish to add the Public History or Museum Studies Certificate before enrolling to complete these classes. 
  • They will not be required to submit any additional reference letters, GRE scores, transcripts, or other application materials.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    627 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 627 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    177 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 177 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Carrollton

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The University of West Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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