Graduate students at UNC-CH working toward a graduate degree (except the MA in Russian/East European Studies) can earn a Graduate Certificate in Russian/East European Studies, thereby documenting their specialization in the region.
- A minimum of 2 semesters in residence at UNC-CH
- Competence in a language of Russia, the former Soviet Union, or Eastern Europe. Competence is defined as 2 years of college study or the equivalent.
- Certification of Completion of the Foreign Language Requirement for the Graduate Certificate in Russian/East European Studies must be authorized by a UNC-CH faculty member affiliated with the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies
- 4 graduate courses, at least two of which must be taken outside the student's home department, on Russian or East European topics
- A thesis, dissertation, or a major research project on a topic related to Russian/East European Studies
- List of relevant seminar papers/projects
- List of relevant life/school experiences
- Explicitly note if you have been awarded a FLAS Fellowship
- Participate in RUES thesis and certificate presentations at the end of the spring semester
- Consult with Dr. Robert Jenkins, Director, or Dr. , Associate Director, to construct a plan for completion of requirements
- Submit, to the Director, documentation demonstrating that the above requirements have been met at least 1 month prior to graduation
- Receive a certificate (issued twice a year, in January and in June)