Make History Your Future

Masters in Public History

Earn your bachelor of arts and master's degree in Public History in 5 years through a collaboration between FLC and University of Colorado-Denver. Learn how to properly store and catalogue materials for future generations, whether you’re archiving congressional records, tracking the history of a corporation, or preserving cultural artifacts in a National Park or with a tribal historian.

Program Details

FLC & CU Denver collaborative program

Earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in just five years through a collaboration between FLC and University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver).

Years 1-3 at FLC

For the first three years, you’ll be an undergraduate student paying tuition at FLC. During this time, at least 100 credits (at least 6 upper division) must be completed including all Liberal Arts Core requirements and the specific courses required by a major in History with a Public History Concentration.

Years 4-5 at CU Denver

In the fourth year, you’ll be at the level of a senior at FLC, but also a CU Denver graduate student. You are not enrolled at FLC this year. Rather, you are enrolled in the CU Denver Public History program. All courses in this program are offered in Denver, CO on the CU Denver campus. At the end of the fourth year, all  CU Denver credits (20 semester credits) are transferred back to FLC and used to complete the bachelor's degree (awarded with an August graduation date).

In your fifth year, you are a CU Denver graduate student. Your master’s degree is awarded at the completion of this year.

Throughout your studies, at both FLC and CU-Denver, you’ll have countless opportunities for hands-on work in internships in the Four Corners area, Colorado’s Front Range, or wherever your curiosity takes you.


Imagine curating collections at a National park or for your tribal government; see yourself hosting public events at museums and cultural heritage organizations as you work to preserve our collective history and make it accessible to the public. You could also find yourself archiving records for law firms, politicians, corporations, franchises or anywhere interested in tracking their history.


For questions about the 3-2 Public History program, contact Professor of History Michael Martin.

Email | 970-247-7147

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