The Master of Arts program in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) at the Elliott School of International Affairs provides an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the functional principles that define Western, Central, and Eastern Europe in conjunction with Russia and Eurasia.
Our curriculum combines required and elective courses that allow students to pursue their professional and intellectual interests. In addition, the EES program helps students develop practical skills that are essential in the professional world of international affairs.
Students choose one Professional Specialization Field, selecting three courses listed under that field. Students may design their own field with the approval of the Program Director, or select one of the listed fields.
When you're ready to apply to the program, you will need to follow the graduate admissions process, including completing and submitting the online application with all of the required materials
There are also certain prerequisites that applicants must meet to be able to apply to the program.
Academic coursework in a major European language, including Russian, which will prepare students to complete the program’s language requirement*, is required at the time of application. This can be demonstrated by:
*Students need to have a strong foundation in a foreign language before enrolling to be successful in completing the language requirement during the program.
Course background in economics (micro- and macroeconomics) is a prerequisite to help prepare students to complete the graduate-level economics course required within the M.A. in European and Eurasian Studies curriculum. Coursework must be successfully completed through an accredited institution in:
In some cases, a student may be admitted who has not fulfilled the economics requirement*; in which case, the student is required to take coursework at an accredited college/university prior to enrollment at the Elliott School.
*Spring applicants are required to have completed this prerequisite at the time of application.
At the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), our primary mission is to promote and support the study of Europe and Eurasia through courses, research, events, and publications.
Our graduates continue to pursue a wide variety of exciting careers in diplomacy and public service, business, security, conflict resolution, development and public health. For 2014 graduates, the top employers included:
While you study with us and even once you leave, we'll provide you with resources and support to help you get the job you've always wanted post-graduation. From career counseling, workshops, site visits and information sessions, The Graduate Student Career Development Center has a variety of tools and tips to get you to where you want to be.
"The European and Eurasian Studies program providees a great balance between regional specialization and broader policy applications."