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Master of Arts Degree Program in Russian and East European Studies

Location: University of Michigan (USA)
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: 1 Feb., 2008

The Master of Arts Degree Program in Russian and East European Studies offers training to graduate students preparing for academic and professional careers with a focus on the region of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The enhancement of language ability to the level of professional competence and the acquisition of on-site experience and analytical skills appropriate for an area expert are goals of the M.A. program. Students may focus their programs on one or more countries of the region, but are expected to achieve a wide range of area knowledge as well as disciplinary and professional skills.
Students will attend courses distributed over four or more of the following fields: architecture, art history, anthropology, business, communication studies, comparative literature, economics, education, history, Judaic studies, law, music, natural resources and environment, political science, public policy, Slavic languages and literatures, and sociology.

Requirements for admission

  • bachelor's degree
  • proficiency in a language of the region of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, as demonstrated through successful completion of at least three years of course work or by a satisfactory score on a proficiency exam. (German does not satisfy this language prerequisite.)

How to apply

Individuals may apply online through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
Prospective students must send portions of their application to Rackham and all application materials to CREES. Online applications with the statement of purpose will go directly to Rackham and CREES. GRE scores are sent to Rackham, code 1839.
You must provide two sets of official final undergraduate and/or graduate academic records/transcripts, with your degree posted.
Get detailed information about documents' submission at the Centre for Russia and East European Studies website.


Center for Russian and East European Studies

Information and contacts

Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES)
University of Michigan
address: 1080 South University Ave., Suite 4668
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106 
tel. 001.734.764.0351 
fax. 001.734.763.4765
For further information about the application procedure, contact the CREES Student Services Associate at


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