Russia, Eurasia and East Europe: Regional Studies

Program Category: 
M.A. Programs
Director of Graduate Studies: 
Alexander Cooley

Degree Programs: Full-Time/Part-Time: Free-Standing M.A.

The Harriman Institute administers the Master of Arts in Regional Studies—Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe (MARS-REERS) for those wishing to focus on a multidisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe (the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and the Balkans).

The program provides intensive exposure to the politics, international relations, modern history, and cultural and social formations of the region, with both a country-specific and trans-regional focus. Applicants should have some prior language training and must complete at least three years of an East European or a Eurasian language.

The program is tailored to meet the needs of persons entering professional careers, mid-career professionals, students preparing for entry into doctoral programs, and those with a professional degree, such as the J.D. or M.B.A., who want to gain regional expertise.

Special Admissions Requirements: 

In addition to the requirements listed below, all students must submit one transcript showing courses and grades for each school attended, a Statement of Academic Purpose, a writing sample (a course paper, term paper, etc.) and 3 letters of recommendation from academic sources.

All international students whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from an institution in a country whose official language is not English, must submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS.

For more information, refer to our Admissions Information and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Deadline for Fall Admission: 
Friday, January 13, 2017
Deadline for Spring: 
Friday, November 18, 2016
Resume Requirement: 
Writing Sample: 
Writing Sample Number of Pages: 
GRE General: 
Degree Programs: 
Full Time/Part Time

* The program may continue to accept applications until TBD on a space-available basis only.