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We are located in the FedEx Global Education Center (GEC) at 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516; suites 3106-3111.

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    Prospective Students


    The last MA RUES cohort entered in fall 2013.  Starting in academic year 2014/15, the MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies will be awarded through the Curriculum in Global Studies, as a special concentration within the MA in Global Studies.

    The new REEES Concentration welcomes applications from prospective students during the Fall 2013 cycle.  The master's degree is primarily a pre-professional degree for career advancement of persons in international trade, cultural exchange, nongovernmental organizations, foreign policy, government service and the military. The degree is designed to train professionals to handle the multi-dimensional tasks of our complex global society.

    We offer:

    • A flexible program. Students are eligible for training in language, history, and social sciences and other opportunities for individualized study.
    • Top-notch, accessible faculty. Students engage with more than 50 core and affiliate faculty on campus, and through our consortium partner, Duke University.
    • An excellent placement record. Graduates realize rewarding, impressive careers in the military, security organizations, the State Department, international organizations, media, education, and the private sector.
    • Professional preparation in the “Southern Part of Heaven.” The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area is consistently ranked among the best places to live, work and study.

    We have provided thorough training and notable graduation rates for the MA students who have entered since the MA degree program began in 1999.  These graduates now have impressive careers in the US Army, US security organizations, the State Department, state government, international organizations, and the private sector.  The MA graduates receive training in language, history, and social sciences, and the process of independent research that has served them well in their professional lives.

    Online admission to our program is administered through UNC's Graduate School

    Click here for program-specific details.

    While decisions are announced throughout the spring semester, the final application deadline for Fall 2015 admission is February 10, 2015. Note: to be considered for UNC Graduate School’s competitive fellowships, applications must be received by December 16, 2014.

    Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship (deadline is January 30, 2015)

    University Merit Assistantship (deadline is December 16, 2014)



    Additionally, some Research Assistantship or Teaching Assistantship opportunities may be available.

    Contact: Dr. Bob Jenkins, Director of Graduate Studies

    Curriculum in Russian and East European Studies,
    Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies
    The College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


    Why Carolina?

    CSEEES was recently featured in a "Why Carolina" video, publicizing  the many languages offered at UNC. To see the video and the kinds of opportunities that CSEEES can offer, please click here.

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