The Historical Administration Program is currently on hiatus. We are not accepting applications to the Program.
The master's program in Historical Administration introduces students to the problems, philosophy, ethics and techniques of preserving, interpreting and administering the American heritage. The structured Historical Administration curriculum combines the research orientation of a traditional cultural history program with an interdisciplinary approach to American material culture and includes a variety of hands-on experiences. The on-campus year is followed by a six-month internship in an established institution.
Established in 1975, the Historical Administration Program has a strong network of alumni working in cultural institutions of all sorts throughout the United States and abroad.
Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation
Course Catalog Listing
Typical Starting Positions
Museum Exhibits, archives
Well Known Companies that Hire EIU Graduates
National Museum of the American Indian, State Farm Insurance Company Archives, Anheuser-Busch Archives, Museum of Northern Arizona, Indiana State Museum and State Historic Sites, R. R. McCormick Museum, Missouri State Museum, Oriental Institute of Chicago, National Archives and Records Administration, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Deere and Co. Archives, Northern Kentucky University, Kansas State Historical Society ( for more complete list go to http://www.eiu.edu/ha/alumninthefield.php )
For HA notables please go to http://www.eiu.edu/ha/alumhonors.php