Grad. Program: Center for Slavic and East European Studies (Ohio State University)

Deadline: November 30, 2019 (international students); December 13, 2019 (domestic students)

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) at The Ohio State University is now accepting applications for its MA in Slavic and East European Studies for autumn 2020. The application deadline for international students is November 30, 2019 and for domestic students, December 13, 2019.

The MA in Slavic and East European Studies is an interdisciplinary, terminal degree that prepares students for careers in the government, non-profit, or public sector, or to pursue a PhD. For those interested in a career in the public, military, or private sector, the CSEES MA provides them with the language skills and regional knowledge to understand and analyze the events, culture, history, and politics of a region or country within Eastern Europe/Eurasia. Those wanting to go on to pursue a PhD receive a foundation in the humanities and social sciences while developing a focused approach to the study of the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. All students choose a topical and/or regional specialization, allowing students to customize the degree to their interests. To complete the degree, students may choose to either complete an MA exam, or defend a thesis.

Ohio State offers students the opportunity to study the Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Modern Greek, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, or Uzbek languages. It has strong faculty concentrations in Central Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, and Southeastern Europe. With close to 90 affiliated faculty, CSEES MA students can take courses in architecture, culture, film, geography, history, international studies, law, linguistics, literature, political science, public health, public policy, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

While in the program, CSEES organizes a variety of events and professional development opportunities for students. Additionally, students can pursue a dual degree with the John Glenn College of Public Affairs to enhance their skill set for the non-profit or government sectors, as well as numerous other options for graduate interdisciplinary specializations or minors. 

Interested students should contact the assistant director of CSEES, Eileen Kunkler, at