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NMSU's Graduate School adds specialization in public history

The Graduate School at New Mexico State University has approved listing a specialization in public history on the transcripts of graduate students who have followed the public history track while earning a master's degree in history.


icial recognition on the transcript will let potential employers know the student has completed coursework that focuses on historic preservation, museum studies, oral history and archives, said Jon Hunner, director of the Public History Program at NMSU.

The program prepares students for the challenge of working in museums, archives, governmental agencies and heritage organizations. Students are trained in collecting, preserving, interpreting and presenting the rich history of a place and a region.

Graduates of the program have found employment at the Arizona State Archives, the Buffalo Bill Heritage Center, Colonial Williamsburg, the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum and the Santa Fe Historic Foundation.

For more information about the program, call (505) 646-4601.