Public History at VT

The History Department offers a Graduate Certificate in Public History.

Students pursue challenging, interdisciplinary coursework in addition to their Master’s education in History, Education, or other related fields. Upon completion of the program, receive a certificate recognizing their training in and understanding of public history.

To qualify for the certificate, students must complete 12 credits of graduate level coursework in History, with no less than 9 of these credits chosen from the department’s public history offerings.

Up to 6 credits of the certificate may be double-counted towards another degree.

For more information, please visit the Courses page on the VT Public History Website.

What our Public History Students are up to

In Spring 2017, students researched Virginia political history and wrote and produced episodes of a podcast series. Take a listen!

Emily Harmon on suffrage in Virginia;
Eleanor Boggs on interracial marriage;
Emma Stamm on mining and politics;
Julie Walters Steele on women in Virginia politics;
Drew Walton on the rise of the Christian Right;
Jenny Nehrt on the growth of NoVa; and
Heather Ryan on the 2008 presidential election.

For more information on Public History at Virginia Tech, please visit and follow them on Twitter @VTPublic History.