European and Eurasian Studies

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. 


 

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What You'll Study 

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.

 

Program of Study

 


 

Professional Specialization Field 

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. 


 

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How to Apply 

 

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 

 

Graduate Admissions 

There are also certain prerequisites that applicants must meet to be able to apply to the program. 

 


Prerequisites

High intermediate coursework of a major European language (including Russian) is required at the time of application to the European and Eurasian Studies program. 

Applicants may meet the language requirement in one of the following ways:

  • 4 semesters (or equivalent) of upper-intermediate, college-level language coursework
  • Certification from a language institute, professor, or tutor detailing your high intermediate proficiency
  • Native language experience

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:

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics

-OR-

  • Principles in Economics

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. 

 


Affiliated Institute

 

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.

 


Where You'll Go 

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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: 

  • Relief International
  • U.S. Army
  • TD International
  • George Washington University
  • Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
  • The Urban Institute
  • PRA International
  • U.S. Department of State
  • TechServe Alliance

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. 

 

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Michael Dyer

EES MA

"The European and Eurasian Studies program providees a great balance between regional specialization and broader policy applications."