Public History (CERT)

Admission Requirements

Students seeking the certificate as a stand-alone program should apply through the Graduate School. Create an account. When asked to choose a program, select "Graduate - non-degree." On the next page, select "College of Arts and Sciences," then "Public History (CHI)."

The following materials are required for the certificate program:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • Personal statement of interest in public history (500 words)
  • Application fee

History MA students who wish to enroll in the certificate program must complete the online application (see link above) and submit:

  • A letter of recommendation from a University of Louisville faculty member
  • A personal statement of interest in public history.

All materials from applications for the MA program will also be considered.

Program Requirements

HIST 597Introduction to Public History3
HIST 608Practicum in Public History (Internship)3
Two 600-level non-public history courses in the Department of History6
Two public history electives at the 500 level or above6
Minimum Total Hours18
Students in the MA program in History may apply up to six (6) credit hours from the degree program toward the Public History certificate.
Sample of public history electives: