Public Humanities, Certificate

This Interdisciplinary graduate certificate program provides opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing a public engagement element to their education at the graduate level. 

Based in the Institute for Human Science and Culture, the Certificate offers transferable, hands-on skills applicable to a wide range of professions, providing students experience in presenting their scholarly research in public settings. These experiences offer background for those interested in work in fields such as Digital Humanities, museums and education, heritage preservation, public history, communications, community arts programming, and arts and nonprofit management.

Two required 3-credit core courses, six credit hours of electives from three thematic clusters, and three methodology credits comprise the certificate.


For information please contact Dr. Jodi Kearns at (330) 972-7952 or

Core Courses

1900:501Foundations of Museums and Archives I3
1900:502Foundations of Museums and Archives II3
Total Hours6


Take one course from the following Methodologies frameworks below:3
Educational Practices in Museums and Cultural Spaces
Museums and Archives
History, Communities, and Memory
Philosophies of Education
Digital Public Humanities
Seminar in English (Digital Humanities)
Introduction to Instructional Technology
Social Media Metrics and Analytics
Research, Performance, and Public Exhibitions
Principles of Arts Administration
Arts Administration Practices & Policies
Legal Aspects of Arts Administrators
Total Hours3

Thematic Clusters 

Take two courses from one of the Thematic Clusters areas listed below:6
Culture and Memory
Seminar in English (Digital Projects in the Archives)
Ohio History
Science and Technology in World History
Environments, Communities, and Access
American Environmental History
History and Video Games
Strategic Social Media
Creating Performance
Multi-Cultural Theatre
Theatre and Community Action
Performance and Visual Culture
Theatre Organization and Production Management
Colloquium on the Arts
Audience Development
Fund Raising & Grantsmanship in the Arts
One of the following courses can be taken as part of any Thematic Cluster:
Seminar in English (Grant Writing)
Seminar in English (Professional Writing)
Total Hours6