History, MA (Public History)

Master of Arts Degree in History with an Emphasis in Public History

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 36
  • $315.00
  • $504.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online History, MA (Public History) is an accredited online program option that is designed to inform students about the creation and distribution of history for the public.  

Students of this program gain:  

  • Knowledge of how to use digital tools and resources for historical research.
  • A flexible, fully online program with no residency requirement.
  • Specialized courses taught by credentialed faculty.

The Department of History at the University of Nebraska at Kearney provides instruction, research and service that are representative of today's world. The courses prepare students for a variety of careers from graduate and law schools, to public history and secondary teaching to business and industry. Faculty teach courses at all levels from freshmen surveys through graduate seminars. Many have won awards that recognize the high quality of their scholarship, teaching and service.

Career Outlook: The Master of Arts in History with a concentration in Public History prepares students for careers with state, county and local institutions, including: 

  • Curators
  • Historical interpreters
  • Historical preservationists
  • Consultants
  • Museum directors
  • Government historians
  • Oral historians
  • Cultural resource managers

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.