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What is public history?
Public history extends traditional academic research by interpreting tangible historical evidence in contexts that are easily accessible to a popular audience.  Public historians protect treasured documents, objects, and landmarks that define our cultural identity.  Students in this discipline study the practical and ethical management of these historic resources.
How can I use this degree specialization?
Graduates are equipped to work in museums, archives, national parks, historic cemeteries, and thousands of other unique places sacred to the public trust. 
What are the prerequisites and how do I sign up?
Where can I learn more about Tarleton and Stephenville, Texas?
Where can I find course syllabi and supplementary materials?
How do I find a job after graduation?
Click here for active links to public history job banks and professional organizations.
But what if I need a job now?
Graduate assistantships are available to qualifying students.
I have more questions. Who do I contact?
Click here to request more information.