Certificate in Applied History

As of summer 2023, admission to the graduate certificate in Applied History has been suspended.

Applications to the program are not being accepted at this time.

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, History Program

Dr. Martha Pallante, Certificate Director
540 DeBartolo Hall
(330) 941-1611

Certificate Description

The certificate is designed to provide students a grounding in the skills, techniques, culture and opportunities associated with the Applied History field, and within the larger framework of Cultural Resource Management (CRM). Students earning the certificate may find work with state or local preservation groups, museums, historical sites, government agen­cies or other entities involved in heritage asset identification, preservation, management and related education and outreach.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 hours from a list of approved graduate courses. 9 hours are required courses. 9 hours are electives.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this graduate certificate must meet the requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies at YSU.

Required Courses (Minimum 9 hours)9
Applied History
Practicum in Applied History
Applied History Internship
Additional Courses: Choose 3 (Minimum 9 hours) With the permission of the Director, one course may be substituted with another graduate-level course from History or an allied discipline 9
American Architectural History 1
American Architectural History 2
Conservation of the Historic Built Environment
American Material Culture
HIST 6955
HIST 6956
Oral History
Historical Editing
Special Topics in Applied History
Total Semester Hours18

With the approval of the Certificate Director, courses may be taken in any order. However, students are strongly advised to take HIST 6942 Applied History during their first semester if possible. Students should seek the advice of the Certificate Director every semester before registering for any courses.

Learning Outcome:

Students will demonstrate the ability to translate traditional historical scholarship into media meant primarily for non-academic audiences