York University - Glendon Campus

Certificate in Public History

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Program Information

School:York University - Glendon Campus
Field of Study:History, Other
Public/Applied History and Archival Administration
Description:Glendon undergraduate students may earn a Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Public History concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor's degree. The Cross-Disciplinary Certificate provides students with an introduction to the theory, methods, and practice of work in historical, heritage, and cultural institutions, and a critical understanding of the production and presentation of historical knowledge for public audiences.

Public (or "Applied") History describes the theory, methodologies, and practices of professional historians who work outside academic institutions in various agencies and organizations devoted to historical research, preservation, and educational programming, including museums, historic sites, archives, galleries, government and non-government organizations, and online venues. It also encompasses the ways in which history is produced for and understood by public audiences in a wide range of venues including public school classrooms, television documentaries, popular history writing and family history albums. It is sustained by a large North American organization known as the National Council on Public History.
URL:Certificate in Public History at York University - Glendon Campus
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $32,291
Careers:Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Art Galleries

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75 to 79

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 French 

The Certificate is open to all students in good standing who have been admitted to an undergraduate program at Glendon College and York University. The Certificate program is intended for senior undergraduates. Students beginning this certificate must have completed 54 credits or the equivalent of university education. Students may apply for admission at the end of their second year (after completing 54 credits) or in their third or fourth years, incorporating completed credits in eligible courses.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 220] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 560] or Test de Fran├žais International [min. 785]
Application Notes :
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent.
  • A minimum of six 4U or 4M courses, including 4U English (ENG4U) or FRA4U for applicants from French-language high schools.
  • We accept a combination of U and M courses and OACs.
  • Ensure you meet our language requirements.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on November 12, 2020