Grad. Program: Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline: January 2, 2020

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications to its MA Degree Program in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (REECAS). The REECAS curriculum, which provides interdisciplinary area studies training for emerging professionals, is designed to promote:

·         A broad understanding of the cultural, political, economic, social, and historical factors that have shaped the development of societies in Eurasia, Russia, and Eastern and Central Europe

·         Professional-level proficiency in one or more languages of Eurasia and Eastern and Central Europe

·         Knowledge of methodological and analytical approaches of different disciplines that will contribute to a better understanding of the region and prepare students for conducting advanced research.

The application deadline is January 2, 2020 (for students wishing to matriculate in September 2020). We welcome and encourage applications from Eurasia Foreign Area Officers (FAOs).

Students in our interdisciplinary MA program benefit from taking courses from top faculty in a variety of disciplines. Wisconsin has 28 tenure-line professors with a primary teaching and/or research interest in Russian, East European, and/or Central Asian Studies in disciplines such as Agricultural and Applied Economics, Geography, History, Jewish Studies, Law, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literature, and Sociology.

Funding: Applicants to the MA in REECAS at UW-Madison who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to apply for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship through CREECA. The FLAS application due date for Academic Year 2020-21 is February 10, 2020. REECAS MA students are also given priority for graduate project assistantships through CREECA, which provide experience in areas such as academic administration, project management, communication, and website design.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to learn more about the program at