Students may choose a concentration in public history in conjunction with the MA in History or as an outside field for the PhD in History. The public history concentration for the MA requires 9 hours of core course work plus elective courses. A two-course seminar - practicum series is taken in the first year of study (6 hours). The graduate seminar gives students a historical and theoretical context for their work and covers some of the dominant paradigms in the field public history. The graduate practicum meets in a seminar format and builds professional knowledge and skills in governance, development and grant writing, public outreach, and various interpretive tools. This course requires students to complete class projects at public institutions. For current examples of the work done by public historians and helpful resources, visit the online magazine History People.