University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Public and Oral History

The Certificate in Public and Oral History will train MA and PhD students in the methodology and practice of public history, focusing particularly on museums and oral history. Public history is a broad field that encompasses archives, museums, historical implementation, and historic preservation, among others. Oral history, which is often classified as a subsection of public history, is the methodology and practice of collecting recorded oral interviews that are historically contextualized and made available for researchers and others. This certificate emphasizes oral history and museum exhibits. 

This certificate is restricted to MA and PhD History majors, and MA in Interdisciplinary Studies majors who have a History concentration. 

Degree Plan 

HIST 5302Intro to Public History3
HIST 5304Studies in Public History3
HIST 5390Public History Internship3
Three additional hours of graduate seminar or independent reading courses with public/oral history content, or Museum Studies courses taken for graduate credit 3
Total Hours12