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International Studies

College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Master's in Russian & East European Studies

Master’s in Russian & East European Studies
The student may choose between either: 
A thirty-three semester-hour course program OR 
A thirty semester-hour thesis program 

Required Russian & East European Studies Coursework:
Colloquium (1 Credit): 
A professional development course designed to prepare students for a meaningful career in international affairs. 

Russian History (6 Credits):
At least six hours focusing on Russian/Eastern European History

Social Science (6 Credits):
At least six hours focusing on Social Science 
Participating departments: International Affairs, Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning, Geography
Arts & Humanities (6 Credits):
At least six hours focusing on Arts & Humanities 
Participating departments: History, Religion, Modern Languages 
Comprehensive Exam or Thesis: 
A written comprehensive examination for the course type program OR 
A written thesis and oral defense 

Foreign Language Requirement:
All students must satisfy the foreign language requirement. Proficiency in a foreign language will be demonstrated by one of the following:
  • Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Reading Knowledge Examinations (GER 5069, ITA 5069, POR, 5069, RUS 5069, SPN 5069) or on the Graduate School Foreign Language Tests of the Educational Testing Service;
  • Certification by the appropriate language department;
  • Completion of twelve semester hours in a foreign language with an average grade of at least 3.0 (B);
  • Four years of a single language in high school.
The Graduate Bulletin provides brief course descriptions and specific prerequisites. As Russian & East European Studies is an interdepartmental program, the various departmental headings should be consulted for specific course descriptions.