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MA Program Admissions

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CREEES offers a one-year interdisciplinary master's degree program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies for students with strong prior language and area studies backgrounds. 

The program structure allows students the flexibility to pursue their own academic interests while providing intellectual cohesion through a curriculum that addresses historical and contemporary processes of change in the Russian Federation, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.

The community of faculty and students at CREEES is large, diverse, and committed to excellence in teaching and research. We have a strong program of language training in Russian and other area languages. Classes are generally small in size, and our students receive close personal attention.

For specialized research in a given field, students have access to the rich resources of the Slavic and East European collections at Stanford Libraries and the Hoover Archives, and may draw on the curricular library resources of the University of California, Berkeley, as well. A full calendar of lectures, symposia, and other extracurricular programs also complements classroom instruction.

MA alumni often continue on to careers in government, journalism, NGO and relief organizations, and business, as well as doctoral studies and professional degree programs.

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