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Public History, MA: Admission Requirements

Grad student Sarah Bliss and Dr. Lynn Botelho

BENEFIT FROM FACULTY EXPERTISE Master’s in History student Sarah Bliss (left) looks at a 500-year-old manuscript with professor Lynn Botelho as she begins research on her thesis on family relations in early modern England. In 2011–12, Botelho was named the IUP University Professor for her outstanding record of teaching, research, and scholarly activity.

Students seeking admission to the IUP master's degree in Public History program must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum of 12 undergraduate credits in history, with at least two history classes beyond the 200 level
  • Minimum grade of 3.0 in undergraduate history courses
  • Writing sample: minimum of five to 10 pages, focused on history or public history

In addition, applicants will need to provide a goal statement, official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions, and two letters of recommendations, in accordance with the IUP application requirements.

Meet the Program Coordinator

Dr. Jeanine Mazak-Kahne
Keith Hall, Room 214
Phone: 724-357-2436
E-mail: j.mkahne@iup.edu

  • History Department
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    Room 304
    981 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2284
  • Fax: 724-357-6478
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.