Graduate Programs

Explore Our Graduate Programs

Our excellent faculty, coupled with our strong Slavic library and museum collections, makes the UO an ideal place to study. REEES offers two pathways for graduate students: an interdisciplinary master's degree and a graduate certificate. Many of our graduates have been accepted to prestigious PhD programs, while others have launched successful careers in a range of fields.


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Master’s Degree

Within our dynamic interdisciplinary master's program, graduate students explore Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies through courses in a host of departments across the UO, from anthropology and art history to political science and religious studies.


Graduate Certificate

UO students with a special interest in Russia, Eastern Europe, or former Soviet Eurasia can pursue a REEES graduate certificate in conjunction with their primary degree.


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Courses

Graduate courses in REEES give students the opportunity to concentrate on one of three broad fields: Russian Literature; Russia and Eastern European History; or Contemporary Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Learn more about our graduate courses and Russian language offerings.


Graduate student Chutong Liu

Where Does “South” Start in Central Asia?

"Central Asia faces, on the one hand, the task of re-shaping its own national identities and, on the other, the difficulty of defining their position on the world stage. The coexistence of internal barriers and external constraints makes Central Asia one of the territories that reflect and experience the interlinked nature of today’s world, where the most historically “natural” political practices no longer accord with international norms."

—Chutong Liu, doctoral student in Comparative Literature, winner of the NYU Jordan Center's Graduate Student Essay Competition

 


Funding Your Studies

Most graduate students in the MA program receive funding through graduate employment. Learn more about funding your graduate studies.

Funding and Research Support

Prepare for a Career

Graduates from our MA program have done exceedingly well in finding jobs worldwide. Our department offers many resources to help students launch exciting careers.

Career and Professional Development


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Our Graduate Students

Connect with peers in the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies program and find helpful resources for our graduate community.

Resources for the Graduate Community


Events

Comparative Literature Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Comparative Literature Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Memorial Quadrangle
Philosophy Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Philosophy Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Willamette Hall
Psychology Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Psychology Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Matthew Knight Arena
School of Global Studies & Languages Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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School of Global Studies & Languages Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 East Campus Green
Sociology Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Sociology Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Southwest Campus Green
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Hope Theater
Black Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Race, and Ethnic Studies, & Latinx Studies
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Black Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Race, and Ethnic Studies, & Latinx Studies Jun 16 Hope Theater
Classics, Humanities, Medieval, & Religious Studies
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Classics, Humanities, Medieval, & Religious Studies Jun 16 Willamette Hall
Environmental Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Environmental Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 East Campus Green
Math Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Math Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Straub Hall