Master’s Program

European and Eurasian Studies

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.

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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.


Foreign Language:

High intermediate coursework of a major European language (including Russian) is required at the time of application to the European and Eurasian Studies program.

Applicants may meet the language requirement in one of the following ways:

  • 4 semesters (or equivalent) of upper-intermediate, college-level language coursework
  • Certification from a language institute, professor, or tutor detailing your high intermediate proficiency
  • Native language experience


Course background in economics (micro- and macroeconomics) is a prerequisite to help prepare students to complete the graduate-level economics course required within the M.A. in European and Eurasian Studies curriculum. Coursework must be successfully completed through an accredited institution in:

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics


  • Principles in Economics

In some cases, a student may be admitted who has not fulfilled the economics requirement*; in which case, the student is required to take coursework at an accredited college/university prior to enrollment at the Elliott School.

*Spring applicants are required to have completed this prerequisite at the time of application.


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