Graduate Minor in Heritage Studies & Public History

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PhD and masters students in other programs may, if their programs allow, declare an HSPH graduate minor program. To do so, you must complete two core seminars, HSPH 8001 and 8002, and take an additional three (masters students) or six (PhD Students) credits of electives approved by the program DGS.  For graduate students in other programs interested in pursuing non-academic careers in heritage-related fields, the minor program provides excellent professional development opportunities.

The program offers both a minor for PhD students (12 credits) and MA students (9 credits).

MA Minor

The master's minor is intended for students who are in programs preparing them for work in the heritage field, such as anthropology, art history, architecture/historic preservation, urban and regional planning, and other affiliated fields.

Doctoral Minor

The doctoral minor is intended for students who plan to work in heritage/public history positions outside of academia, or to be academic scholars whose work includes community-engaged research.


For more information, please contact HSPH Program Director Kat Hayes (

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