Students choose between:
- Master of Science or Master of Arts
- Master of Arts requirement: six (6) credits minimum of coursework in history, modern language, philosophy or religion.
- *The program does not recommend one of type degree over the other*
- Comprehensive Exam Track or Thesis Track
- Comprehensive Exam track: 31 credit hours
- Thesis track: 31 credit hours
Master’s in Russian and Eastern European Studies degree must complete:
- CORE coursework (1 credits):
- Colloquium (1)
- RUSSIAN HISTORY coursework (6 credits):
- At least six (6) credits focusing on Russian/Eastern European History
- SOCIAL SCIENCE coursework (6 credits):
- At least six (6) credits focusing on Social Science
- Participating departments: International Affairs, Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Sociology, Urban and Regional Panning, Geography
- ARTS & HUMANITIES coursework (6 credits):
- At least six (6) credits focusing on Arts and Humanities
- Participating departments: History, Religion, Modern Languages
- ELECTIVE coursework (11 – 14 credits):
- The remaining credits left for the degree will be taken from the approved course list, from the participating departments.
- Students may also study abroad, or complete internships for credit – to complete their remaining elective hours. For info on this, click here (3)
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE requirement: Proficiency in Russian, Serbo-Croatian, or some other east European language
- _____ Above INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (2220 equivalent)
- _____ 12 semester hours in a foreign language with an average grade of at least 3.0, “B”
- _____ 4 years of a single language in high school
- _____ Graduate Reading Knowledge Examinations ((RUS 5069)
- _____ If first language is not English: TOELF
- PASS COMPREHENSIVE EXAM OR SUCCESSFULLY DEFEND THESIS
Is funding available for students?
Yes, but it is limited. Please visit here for more information on funding opportunities.