Career Outcomes with a Graduate Degree in History

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    “The research skills I acquired in graduate school have been invaluable for my career at a library," says Joshua McConnell ’13 MA, outreach/community educator and archivist, Altoona Area Public Library. “IUP is a great school. All the resources are there for success, you just have to take advantage of them.”

    IUP history graduates have repeated success

    An IUP master's in History degree prepares you for bountiful career paths. Research is an obvious possibility, as is pursuing a doctoral degree. Authoring community, government, and corporate histories may also be available. More companies and agencies need help establishing and operating archives and records management systems.


    With an MA in Public History from IUP, consider these careers:

    • Historic site interpreter and preservationist
    • Historical manuscript editor
    • Producer of historical documentaries and other media projects
    • Oral historian
    • Independent consultant
    • Government agency manager
    • Policy analyst
    • Planning specialist
    • Museum director, curator, or collections manager
    • Archivist
    • Grant writer
    • Technical writer