- Professor and Alumni Chair in Public Humanities
The specialization or minor in public history will allow you to transform that passion into a rewarding career.
You'll explore the complex issues related to the role of history in the public arena. You'll develop professional skills and practical experience. And you'll do it in Boston, surrounded by landmarks of American history and steps from world-renowned museums and archives.
Our students take positions at places like historic sites, museums, and libraries that bring the past to a general audience. They work as researchers, publicists, filmmakers, web designers, and archivists who preserve and present history to the public.
Internships and research are central to our program. You'll gain practical experience while refining your focus and making connections with leaders in the field. Internships may take place in film or television studios, or in some of the Greater Boston Area's museums, archives, historic buildings and other historical sites. Recent internship sites include:
So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a visit...now you're ready to apply! Let's get started.