Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
TERMS OF ADMISSION
Fall, Winter, Spring
The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program is devoted to the study of the peoples living in the eastern third of Europe, throughout the northern steppes of Central Asia, and across Siberia to the Pacific Ocean.
Settled over a territory that spans half the earth’s time zones, these peoples have created a complex mosaic of cultures, expressed in literature and art as well as in institutions and social forms.
Over the centuries, these lands have come under the sway of several great world-historical civilizations and empires:
- Ottoman Turkish
- Holy Roman
These lands have felt the influence of Orthodox Christianity, Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, Islam, and Communism.
At the intersection of many powerful forces, these lands experience the historical drama of what some call "modernization" with its challenge to customary ways of life. Yet, after centuries of massive transplantation and transformation, national and ethnic heritages survive.
Customary ways and native self-consciousness, more diverse than anywhere else on the globe, express themselves with new vigor.
Open to current UO doctoral/master’s students alongside their graduate degree.
How to Apply
MA and PhD students who have a special interest in Russia, Eastern Europe, or former Soviet Eurasia may apply to earn this certificate.
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Master of Arts (MA)
College of Arts and Sciences
This program is not accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year.
MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE
The master of arts in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies requires 40 graded graduate-level credits (passed with a grade of B- or better) and 9 thesis credits (taken Pass/No Pass) for a total of 49 graduate credits.
Courses used to fulfill the language requirement may not be applied to the 49-credit requirement.
The MA in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies typically takes two years (or six academic quarters) to complete. The program offers a master of arts (MA) and a graduate certificate in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies.
The center is affiliated with the master’s and PhD programs in comparative literature and linguistics, and students in the center have also successfully applied to PhD programs in history, geography, and other fields.
Application at a Glance
You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.
UO Application Requirements
- Official Transcripts
- English Language Proficiency Requirement for International Applicants
- Financial Verification for International Applicants
Program-Specific Application Requirements
- GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
- Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- Writing Sample