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Program RequirementsUWM Graduate School
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Graduate School Bulletin: History Program
To obtain a master's degree in history with a public history specialization, students must earn 36 credits. Of these, 18 credits must be in "traditional" graduate history courses, and 18 are in public history.
The following two core public history courses are required of all public history students and are designed to foster cooperative community history:
History 715 explores the history of localities and community in the United States--including frontier towns, 19th and 20th century urban immigrant neighborhoods, rural areas, small cities, and suburban communities--and the sources and methodologies historians use to study local history. Students also will gain practical experience in conducting local history research.
These introductory public history courses expose students to key concepts and issues in public history and local history, and also give them practical experience in developing projects with local organizations, conducting research in local history and grant writing. Students obtain additional experience in these areas in required internships.
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