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Public History  Master's

Overview

What is Public History at WVU like?

Description

The public history program trains historians who work in the public sector by grounding them in traditional research methodology learned in seminars and through public history courses designed to give students practical experience conducting client-based research. The work of public historians often requires a distinct set of research skills that moves beyond traditional archival research and historiographical argumentation. All students in public history learn to incorporate visual and material culture into historical narratives, use place as the center of historical analysis, and develop written and digital narratives that convey historical complexity that can engage public audiences.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: February 1

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Public History at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Public History graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • GRE
  • Essay/Writing Sample

Additional application considerations:

  • The GRE is optional.

  • For more detailed information on what is required in a personal statement or writing sample, please visit the outlined instructions here.

Certain application requirements may be waived based on a preliminary review of an application by program

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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