The MA in Public History at Carleton University was first offered in 2002 and it has quickly become one of the leading programs in Canada.

Students in our MA in Public History enjoy:

  • a wide range of courses taught by both core faculty and professional public historians including archives, museums, aural and material culture, digital history, photography, history and public policy, performance, memory and commemoration
  • the chance to collaborate with over thirty national and local institutional partners through course projects, paid internships, fellowships, and research projects
  • the opportunity to make history not just on the page but through films, podcasts, performances, graphic novels, play scripts, digital platforms and more
  • synergy with faculty and research in History and related disciplines such as heritage conservation, art history, architecture, communications, law, literature, cultural studies, film, Canadian and Indigenous studies
  • the fact that our two-year degree is designed to prepare them equally well for careers in public history and for doctoral studies in History and related disciplines
  • the opportunity to enhance their degree with Carleton’s Collaborative MA in Digital Humanities and
  • Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies
  • full membership in the Carleton Centre for Public History with its local, national, and international research connections

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