Heritage Studies

Master of Education

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Heritage Studies explores the intricate relationships and subjects of identity, memory, intangibility/tangibility, dissonance and place. It is a multidisciplinary program in understanding the construction of heritage within the social sciences. Using place-based methods, our accomplished faculty including folklorists and archivists will explore a number of heritage landscapes to uncover the meanings of what is a living heritage.
In this flexible master’s degree program, students may design a program of study based on their personal or professional interests, using local, national, and global cultures as inspiration. The program consists of three core education courses, two Heritage Studies courses, an elective component, and an internship or practicum. Students in this degree program could expect to complete coursework within two years.

Graduates of this program work in a variety of settings including museums, public and private schools, tourist destinations, and libraries and historical societies. Some teach, while others conduct research and manage heritage materials and sites.

Student’s will complete the 33 credit master’s degree program with the following requirements.

Master’s Core Component – 9 credits

Professional Component – 6 credits

Elective Component – 15 credits

With the help of an advisor, choose 15 credits from: heritage studies, anthropology, geography, history, political science, and sociology.

Capstone Experience – 3-4 credits

HS 5710 Internship in Heritage Studies 3-4

Total for MEd in Heritage Studies – 33 credits

Admissions requirements for the MEd in Heritage Studies requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

Summer 2018 Registration – Opens April 16
Fall 2018 Registration – Opens April 16

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