Academic Programs

The Center does not itself offer a separate master's degree; however, the Center strongly supports the development of students by offering joint programs with other departments in the University. For instance, the Center administers a joint A.M./M.B.A degree in conjunction with the Graduate School of Business. An interdisciplinary B.A. program is offered in Russian Studies and interdisciplinary A.M. degrees are available through the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) and the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) with concentrations in a CEERES language and area studies. In addition, the Center cooperates with the Committee on International Relations in providing a master's program in international relations with specialization in Russia and Eastern Europe.



CEERES administers Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships from Title VI of the U.S. Department of Education. We are currently approved to give awards for the following languages (Note: It is possible to get permission to give awards for other languages spoken in the CEERES region, particularly for summer awards, on a case-by-case basis):


  • Armenian Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
  • Czech
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Uzbek


These fellowships aid students who are performing research on CEERES-related topics or studying CEERES-related languages, regardless of their department.