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M.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Degree requirements

  • One course of advanced language
  • Three courses, for a total of 9 credit hours, in the department or subject group of the student's special interest; at least two of these courses must be area specific
  • One course in each of the other four subject groupings for a total of 12 credit hours. The five thematic areas are: 1) History, 2) Political Science, 3) Literature and the Arts, 4) Philosophy and Religion, 5) Economics, Business, Geography
  • Successful completion of an interdisciplinary seminar. In this year-long course, students write an interdisciplinary paper involving the use of a regional language
  • Pass a comprehensive examination in addition to regular course examinations

How to apply

Applicants to the program should submit the following materials to Graduate School and Ray Finch:

  • Application form for admission
  • Official Graduate Record Examination scores
  • One original transcript for all previously completed college-level work
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A one- to two-page statement of educational and professional objectives

Students may begin study in either semester or summer session, and applications are accepted year-round.

Information and contacts

Graduate Applications
Graduate School
address: 1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Room 300
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7535

Ray Finch, Assistant Director 
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
address: 310 Bailey Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045

For further information about the Master, or to request application materials, contact:

Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
address: 320 Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd.
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-7574 
tel. 001.785.8644236
fax. 001.785.8643800


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