Northeastern University

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History Department, Museum Studies Program

MA in History with a concentration in Public History

Course offerings include the following: Administration of Non-Profits, Historical Exhibits and Museums, Historic Preservation, History and Media, Local History Methodology, Publishing for Non-Profits, Oral History, Issues in Public History, Genealogical Research, Historical Re-enacting, Public Policy Analysis, Industrial Archeology, and Historical Societies and Archives. Graduates have gone on to significant positions in historical societies, museums, archives, business, documentary film production, and other related organizations.

Fieldwork courses assist students in preparing for careers in public history, and enable students to tailor their program to their interests and needs. In recent years, students have completed their fieldwork requirement in such organizations as: WGBH (PBS) Boston, the Frederick Law Olmsted House, the USS Constitution Museum, the National Park Service, the Massachusetts Historical Society, Blackside [Film] Productions, the Massachusetts Preservation Commission, Old Sturbridge Village, the Concord [MA] Museum, the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, The Bostonia Society, the Tsongas Historical Center, and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities ... opportunities in other regions of the United States, including the Minnesota Historical Society and the Cowpens National Historic Site [SC]. International fieldwork opportunities have included work in Museums in London and Prague.

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