Master of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Master of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Illinois is a two-year program designed for the needs of students preparing for further academic study in a particular discipline and students preparing for careers in government, NGOs, business, the media, international law, private foundations, or cultural exchanges. The program provides broad exposure to the history, cultures, societies, and politics of the area as well as to the variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to its study. For individuals planning non-academic careers, such study is essential in preparing to respond to the growing opportunities and challenges presented by this region. For students planning academic careers, the program provides wide and multifaceted knowledge of the region and valuable experience in interdisciplinary study and interpretation.



Graduate minors in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and in Balkan Studies are offered in cooperation with other departments and colleges. The minors are intended for graduate students in any discipline who wish to develop systematic interdisciplinary knowledge of the region.



Illinois offers instruction in nine languages of Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia: Bulgarian, Czech, German, Polish, Old Church Slavonic, Russian, Serbian–Croatian, Turkish, and Ukrainian. More than 60 language courses and over 100 graduate level disciplinary courses are available to students.



Students at Illinois have access to a varied program of lectures, conferences, and seminars with national and international experts; the Slavic, East European and Eurasian collections at the University Library, one of the largest in the country; and outstanding faculty in more than twenty fields, from anthropology and art to urban and regional planning. This allows students to craft a degree program suited to their individual career goals.



To learn more about this MA program, please visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign website.