You can develop a concentration in public history as part of your major by completing specific courses in consultation with your advisor. Students in public history strive to discover and make known the unsung heroes and heroines of our past.
Students at the History program at Portland State University build strong relationships with faculty members who are experts in their particular fields, not only through our courses. These connections are strengthened through opportunities for career and academic advising, directed research and internships in the local community
History degree holders often find employment in the field of law, in government and nonprofit agencies, in education, and in business. Many history majors go on to become teachers, but there are many possible career paths that naturally follow a degree in history.
History majors can become historians, librarians and museum curators, which all require a great deal of analytical skill, research acumen and the ability to connect the past to the present. Our students have also gone into careers in marketing, human resources, translation, legal studies and writing.
The skills students gain in PSU’s history program prepare them for a wide range of careers including those not specifically associated with history, such as college admissions and financial aid, business consulting, fundraising for political and nonprofit organizations, technology, auditing, social work, community organizing and advertising.
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- Comparative World History
- Reading Colloquium (focused readings on particular topics)
- Research Seminar
- Public History Seminar
- Public History Lab
- Reading and Conference
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- 48 months
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DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Modern History View 1605 other Masters in History in United States
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To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.
- You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
- Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.
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International29837 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29837 USD per year during 48 months.
National29837 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29837 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State10081 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10081 USD per year during 48 months.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.