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Public History Certificate

Enjoy all the benefits of a master’s level education without the hefty cost or lengthy time commitment. Begin work as a professional public historian almost immediately after obtaining your bachelor’s degree in history. Five comprehensive courses of your choosing will build on your pre-existing knowledge and teach you how to practically apply that knowledge in the workplace. Whether you want a smooth entrance into the field of public history, an overview of the field for further research or additional professional certification, this program will fit your needs.

Industry Highlights

Employment is expected to increase by 5% - 8% from 2014-2024 for archivists, curators and museum workers. In 2015, the median annual pay for these professions was $46,710.

- Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

  • Archives
  • Consulting
  • Documentary Storyline Writing
  • Historical Exhibit Research
  • Historical Research Report Preparation
  • Libraries
  • Local/State/Federal Bureaus & Natural Services
  • Museum Historian 
  • Preservation
  • Public Policy Development

Armstrong Edge

Nestled in the historic city of Savannah, Armstrong students are constantly surrounded by history's inspiring stories and opportunities to intern in local museums, historic homes and plantations. Current students enjoy individualizing the certificate's course of study to fit their interests and the option of using these certificate credits to earn a M.A. in history at Armstrong.