The Master of Arts in History, Public History Specialization, Cultural Resource Management & Historic Preservation Option, Plan B provides a specialized degree plan that provides training in historical method and theory, architectural history, heritage studies, digital history, community engagement, and hands-on experience completing the types of work most common in the field of CRM and Historic Preservation (identification, interpretation, rehabilitation, and management of historic and prehistoric resources and landscapes). CRM and Historic Preservation professionals often enter careers with federal or state land management agencies, city planning offices, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations.

Coursework in the Cultural Resource Management & Historic Preservation option, and in all of our programs of study, is based in small seminars and stresses historiography, research methods, and hands-on experience. Students are required to complete at least 3 credits of internship.

Effective Spring 2022

Required Courses:
HIST 354American Architectural History3
HIST 478/ANTH 478Heritage Resource Management3
HIST 501Historical Method: Historiography3
HIST 503Historical Method: Preservation3
HIST 511Reading Seminar: U.S. to 18773
HIST 512Reading Seminar: U.S. Since 18773
HIST 611Research Seminar: United States3
HIST 640Research Seminar: State and Local History3
Select one course from the following:3
Historical Method: Archives
Historical Method: Museums
Historical Method - Digital History
Material Culture
Select one course from the following:3
Reading Seminar-Europe to 1815
Reading Seminar-Europe Since 1815
Reading Seminar: Africa
Reading Seminar: Latin America
Reading Seminar: Middle East
Reading Seminar: East Asia
Reading Seminar: South Asia
Reading Seminar--World Environmental History
Research Seminar: Europe
Select one course from the following:3
Elective 13
Written and Oral Examinations
Program Total Credits:36

A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this program.