In addition to the 30 credit hour M.A. program, the Department of History also offers a 36 credit hour M.A. program for students seeking careers in public and private historical societies, archives, museums, research firms, and historical editing. The M.A. Concentration in Public History includes a 12 credit hour sequence of courses that serves as the secondary field.
Internships are the core of the program and are available in a variety of historical agencies within commuting distance of the university and in the Regional History Center on campus. Here are some of the places where NIU students have served internships.
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101
NIU Regional History Archives, NIU, DeKalb IL 60115
Canal Corridor Association, 754 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum, 20 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506
Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
Zen Mays Holdings, LLC, Sycamore, IL 60178
Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103