Master of Arts in European and Eurasian Studies

General

Program Description

The Master of Arts program in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) at the Elliott School of International Affairs provides an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the functional principles that define Western, Central, and Eastern Europe in conjunction with Russia and Eurasia.

What You'll Study

Our curriculum combines required and elective courses that allow students to pursue their professional and intellectual interests. In addition, the EES program helps students develop practical skills that are essential in the professional world of international affairs.

To earn your Master of Arts in European and Eurasian Studies you must successfully complete our 40 credit program which includes a 3 credit Cornerstone course, a 3 credit International Economics course, 15 credits of core courses, a 9 credit Professional Specialization, a 1 credit Skills Workshop, 6 credits of electives, and a 3 credit Capstone course.

Professional Specialization Field

Students choose one Professional Specialization Field, selecting three courses listed under that field. Students may design their own field with the approval of the Program Director, or select one of the listed fields.

Prerequisites

Foreign Languages

Academic coursework in a major European language, including Russian, which will prepare students to complete the program’s language requirement*, is required at the time of application. This can be demonstrated by:

  • Study that is equal to four semesters of university-level coursework or equivalent.
  • Completion of formal language training as part of employment (ex. Peace Corps, JET, etc.).
  • Growing up in a household where the language is spoken.

*Students need to have a strong foundation in a foreign language before enrolling to be successful in completing the language requirement during the program.

Affiliated Institute

At the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), our primary mission is to promote and support the study of Europe and Eurasia through courses, research, events, and publications.

Where You'll Go

Our graduates continue to pursue a wide variety of exciting careers in diplomacy and public service, business, security, conflict resolution, development, and public health. For 2014 graduates, the top employers included:

  • Relief International
  • U.S. Army
  • TD International
  • George Washington University
  • Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
  • The Urban Institute
  • PRA International
  • U.S. Department of State
  • TechServe Alliance

While you study with us and even once you leave, we'll provide you with resources and support to help you get the job you've always wanted post-graduation. From career counseling, workshops, site visits, and information sessions, The Graduate Student Career Development Center has a variety of tools and tips to get you to where you want to be.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Elliott School graduates are consistently sought after for challenging global careers. What's more, our Washington, DC location allows us to form strong relationships with public, private, and non-pro ... Read More

Elliott School graduates are consistently sought after for challenging global careers. What's more, our Washington, DC location allows us to form strong relationships with public, private, and non-profit organizations that regularly employ Elliott School students and alumni. Read less