Public History Advanced Certificate
What is public history?
History made practical
Public historians bring history to general audiences outside of academia. Working in museums, archives, archaeological sites, media organizations, corporations, government bodies, community groups, and many other places, public historians undertake wide-ranging professional activities that include museum curating, oral interviewing, archival collection, documentary making, and historical preservation.
This advanced certificate program prepares graduate students for successful and rewarding careers in public history. Students enrolled in this program improve their academic expertise, enhance their historical knowledge, and learn professional skills and methods. Additionally, they gain invaluable practical experience working at one of the many cultural institutions, museums, archives, and historic sites in New York City through our internship program.
Public History Videos
- Hear about students’ internship experiences.
- Learn more about the Advanced Certificate in Public History by watching this information session video
- A CSI Public History Graduate's Path to Becoming a Public Historian
- A CSI Public History Graduate Shares His Story at the Conference House
Public History Blogs
Public history students reflect on what sparked their passion for public history and how the advanced certificate is helping them reach their goals. Read their blogs here.
For information on admission requirements, see our graduate catalog