Shippensburg University's graduate program in Applied History with a concentration in Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Management trains students to be practitioners and advocates for protecting historic sites and cultural resources. Students learn professional techniques to research, document, and interpret historic sites in both public and government settings. Additionally, they explore methods for advancing community-based historic preservation programs focused on strengthening communities and protecting historic resources. The program combines rigorous classroom instruction, community-based projects, and specialized internships designed to produce preservation professionals with a rigorous historical training.
To be eligible to pursue a Master of Arts degree in applied history, you must:
- Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
- Present an official transcript showing at least a 2.75 cumulative quality point average for your undergraduate studies.
If you have less than a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate quality point average, you may be accepted following an interview and the submission of a 500-word Statement of Purpose in which you provide additional evidence of your interest in history, your potential as a graduate student, and your reasons for pursuing graduate studies.