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What will I learn?

The Graduate Certificate in Public History enables students to develop the analytical and interpretive tools of a graduate history education and to apply them in public practice. The certificate is earned with twelve credit hours. Six certificate credits can be used also to fulfill requirements for the Master's degree in History.

What You'll Study

The Graduate Certificate requires 12 credits of graduate level coursework in History, 9 of which must be chosen from the department’s public history course offerings and 3 from graduate level courses in history.

Campus:
Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus

Instructions:
Residential/On Campus

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,207.50 per year
USD $14,207.50 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum GPA 3.0 (4 Scale).

For international students

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon receipt of a four year (or 3 year degree recognized by the Bologna process) bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and the presentation of evidence of potential to pursue graduate work.

Minimum GPA 3.0 (4 Scale)

English language Scores:

A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) or 90 on the internet-based test (iBT) is required for consideration of the application. On the iBT, sub-scores of at least 20 on each subtest (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) are required for admission. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

Application Deadlines: Fall: April 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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