Category Archives: Graduate Programs

Graduate programs, both domestic and abroad.

Grad Program: MA in Creative Writing in Russian (Moscow)

Application opens February 2019

For fiction/non-fiction writers in Russian.

MA “Creative Writing” is:

  • Practical and theoretical/historical courses, such as Creative Writing WorkshopStorytelling in Different MediaLiterary Editing,Poetics of Novel and Screenwriting;
  • Unique professors and teachers, among them famous Russian writers, screenwriters and critics – Marina StepnovaLyudmila UlitskayaLev DanilkinSergey Gandlevsky and Maya Kucherskaya as well as prominent philologists, authors of academic and non-fiction books Oleg LekmanovEkaterina Lyamina and Alexey Vdovin;
  • Participation in open readings, discussions and literary expeditionspublications in students’ projects;
  • International exchange – lectures and workshops of the leading specialists in Creative Writing, students’ exchange in the best world universities;
  •  Help and support in the process of employment in various publishing houses, editorials, Mass Media, high schools and universities and PR;
  • Creation and participation in cultural projects;
  • Flexible timetable enabling students to work while studying.

Our graduates already work in the best publishing houses, universities and schools in Moscow. Their writing is published in the authoritative literary magazines. Their projects (such as prize “_Litblog” for the best literary blogger and first Creative Writing Internet resource in Russian “Mnogobukv”and collections of prose) have gained much attention.

Language of instruction: Russian

You can apply to non-paid place as a foreign student in February. Looking forward to seeing you at Higher School of Economics!

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Grad Program: 1-year M.S. in Global Media and Cultures  (Atlanta, GA)

Priority Deadline: January 15th 
Final Deadline: March 1st

1-year M.S. in Global Media and Cultures
Chinese | French | German | Japanese | Russian | Spanish

The MS-GMC is a joint degree by Georgia Tech’s School of Modern Languages and School of Literature, Media, and Communication. It offers targeted bilingual preparation for careers in media, international business, and global leadership. We provide experiential training in media studies, cross-cultural communication, and advanced competence in a high-impact language and region. Students build a bilingual portfolio through internships, media production, research, and leadership opportunities. The degree builds on the rapidly growing media industry in Atlanta, the No.1 location in the U.S. for film production and home to over 2000 multinational businesses.

Priority Deadline: January 15th 
Final Deadline: March 1st

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Grad Program: Master’s Degree in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Harvard)

Application Deadline: January 2, 2019, 5PM EST

Master’s Degree in Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (REECA)
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Harvard University 

The REECA Master’s program can help jump-start your career in academia, government service, NGO management, or the private sector. This two-year, interdisciplinary program allows you to:

  • Study with some of the world’s top scholars working on the region
  • Gain a nuanced understanding of history and current affairs
  • Build proficiency in Russian and other regional languages
  • Take courses at Harvard professional schools
  • Tap into the Harvard alumni network

We especially welcome applicants who would enter the program with high proficiency in Russian and/or other regional languages. Continue reading

Grad Program: Modern Language and Cultural Studies (Uni. Alberta)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2019

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta is proud to invite applications to its innovative MA and PhD Programs in Modern Languages & Cultural Studies. They offer:

  • an interdisciplinary and transcultural focus
  • collaborative, student-centred programs
  • dual emphasis on academic and professional development

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Grad Program: MA in Russian Studies (U. Helsinki)

Deadline for Applications: January 11, 2019

The University of Helsinki, Finland invites applications for its International Master’s Programme in Russian Studies. The application period ends January 11, 2019 for studies starting in August 2019.

The International Master’s Programme in Russian Studies (MARS) at the University of Helsinki is a two-year multidisciplinary programme that focuses on Russia as an important actor in globally shared challenges. The programme is taught in English.
The curriculum of the programme is closely linked with the research conducted at the Aleksanteri Institute, Europe’s largest research institute dedicated to the Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. Continue reading

Grad Program: Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship (CEPA)

Deadline for Applications: December 10, 2018

The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship Program. This is a competitive, nation-wide call for applications open to graduate-level students, post-doctoral scholars, and early career professionals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

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Funding: Postdoc Fellowship of Soc. Sci (U. Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for two Wisconsin Russia Project post-doctoral research fellowships for social scientists, funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowships will commence January 15, 2019 and run through July 14, 2020. Continue reading

Grad Program: Rus Research Fellowships (Uni. Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018

Wisconsin Russia Project postdoctoral research fellowships for social scientists, funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.
January 15, 2019-July 14, 2020.

Fellows are expected to conduct research about Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. CREECA especially seeks applicants with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) modeling and/or public policy issues, though these are not absolute requirements for consideration.

Due to the compressed timeline, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for consideration during this round.

A second competition for postdocs will be announced, running September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 that will be open to citizens of the Russian Federation and other countries.

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Applications due December 1, 2018.

Grad Program: M.A. REEES (Ohio State Uni)

Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2018

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 2019. The application deadline for international students is November 30, 2018 and for domestic students, December 15, 2018.

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 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. Continue reading

Grad Program: M.A. REEES (Uni. Oregon)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

The Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program at the  University of Oregon (REEES) invites applications for its two-year  M.A. degree.  REEES is the home of undergraduate and graduate programs in all fields connected to Russia, Eastern Europe, and former Soviet
Eurasia at the University of Oregon.

REEES is one of the oldest programs devoted to the study of Russia,  Eastern Europe, and Eurasia in the United States. Established in 1968,  it was a founding institutional member of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. In its first three decades, REEES brought together scholars with a shared interest in the region for occasional lectures, collaborative projects, and social events, and it allowed students in other departments to earn a certificate of mastery in the Russian and East European area. REEES today reflects this long history of interdisciplinary scholarly interaction, but the 1998 merger of REEES with the Russian Department has transformed a loose collegial grouping into a comprehensive degree-granting program at the bachelor’s and master’s levels.  Our roster of 16 participating faculty members and numerous associated, emeritus, and courtesy faculty comprises innovative and committed teachers, with distinguished and in many cases internationally-recognized records of
scholarly publication.

The Master’s program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies is designed to combine area studies across disciplines with a concentration within a discipline. Courses on Russia, Eastern Europe, and former Soviet Eurasia may be found in many departments at UO, including Religious Studies, Art History, Political Science, Comparative Literature, Anthropology, History, Geography, Sociology, Music, and Linguistics, as well as in REEES.  Students concentrate their studies in one of three areas:  Russian literature, Russian history, or Contemporary Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

Application deadline is Feb. 1; for further information please go to
the website,