Deadlines: December 1, 2019 (international applicants); January 1, 2020 (domestic applicants)
The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) at Indiana University Bloomington welcomes applicants to our Master of Arts program in Russian and East European Studies for Fall 2020. Established in 1958, REEI administers one of the country’s leading programs in Russian and East European area studies. 95 + faculty from 18 departments and schools are affiliated with REEI, which is part of IU’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. IU offers instruction in more than 80 languages, over 380 study abroad destinations, and more than 5500 international students from over 125 countries arriving each year to earn degrees.
What makes REEI different? REEI collaborates with departments and units across the College of Arts and Sciences and other university schools to offer students courses in a broad range of disciplines from anthropology to public affairs, from political science to informatics, from literature to security studies . . . and many more. REEI has been designated one of only 10 U.S. Department of Education-funded Title VI National Resource/ and one of 10 FLAS Centers for Russia and Eastern Europe for the 2018-2022 grant period.
REEI offers several unique opportunities for area and language study:
* MA Degree – 30 credit hours plus competency in an approved area language through oral examination
* Mid-career professional MA track – 30 credit hours (geared towards professionals who wish to advance their already-established careers, for example: US Army Russian Foreign Area Officers)
* Dual degree programs with the Kelley School of Business, Luddy School of Informatics and Computer Engineering, Media School, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and School of Public Health
* A joint degree program with the Maurer School of Law
Students who plan to work with Russian and Russian sources should have completed the equivalent of two years of college-level Russian-language study before matriculating into the program. For students planning to work with another Slavic or East European language, there is no such expectation.
Generous support for most students is available, including FLAS fellowships for both academic year and summer terms as well as graduate assistantships. Additional funding information can be found HERE.
REEI’s MA program prepares students for both non-academic careers as well as to pursue PhDs in their chosen discipline. Recent alumni placements include:
* U.S. Federal Government civilian workforce
* U.S. Army
* U.S. Air Force
* American Councils for International Education (Kyiv)
* Amherst College Library
* NGOs in Russia and the United States
* Doctoral programs at University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, University of Kent
* Budapest Bank
For domestic applicants, applications are due January 1, 2020.
For international applicants, applications are due to IU’s Office of International Admissions on December 1, 2019.