IUPUI’s Public History program blends traditional Masters-level training in history with theory, methodology, and hands-on experience specific to public history.
The program requires completion of 30 credit hours and is completed in two academic years. Internships with partner institutions are a core feature of the Public History program at IUPUI.
Current intern partners include: Indiana Humanities, Indiana University Health Archives, National Council on Public History, American Legion Archives, James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home (2 positions), Indiana Historical Society (3 positions: Divisions of the Press; Education and Engagement; and Exhibits), Indiana Medical History Museum, Indiana State House Tour Office and Education Center, and Indiana State Archives.
IUPUI’s location adjacent to downtown Indianapolis provides an exciting and supportive environment for learning and practicing public history. The city’s historic sites, history and historic preservation organizations, agencies of city and state government, libraries and archives, and the material culture and historic fabric of this urban environment create a first-rate “learning laboratory” for public historians in training.
Resources on campus include the offices of the National Council on Public History, the IUPUI Museum Studies Program, the Center on Philanthropy, and the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute. Documentary editing projects dedicated to Frederick Douglass, George Santayana, and Charles Sanders Peirce add breadth and depth to the public history-related opportunities at IUPUI. Public history students may add a certificate in Museum Studies or enter the dual-degree program with Library and Information Science and the Center on Philanthropy.
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