The Master of Arts in Russian and East European Studies (MA RUES) is awarded by the Curriculum in Russian and East European Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences and supported by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies (CSEEES) at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The MA RUES 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.
The Curriculum has provided thorough training and notable graduation rates for almost 60 successful 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 received training in language, history, and social sciences, and the process of independent research that has served them well in their professional lives.