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American University's Public History program prepares students to practice history in public, collaborating with communities and cultural institutions to document and interpret both local and national histories.

A degree in public history opens doors to a number of professional fields, including museums, cultural tourism and community history, historic preservation and cultural resource management, libraries and archives, and new media. Learn more about what makes our public history program unique.

For more information about AU's Public History Program, please direct inquiries to the Public History Office, publichistory@american.edu.


Visit the AU Public History Facebook page, where students and faculty share their experiences in the program.

Public History at AU

Interested in a Public History MA from AU?

Contact the Public History Office, publichistory@american.edu, for more information about the program.