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Priority Application Deadline (Fall 2013): January 7, 2013
FLAS Application Deadline (Summer 2013, AY 2013-14): February 1, 2013
The M.A. in Slavic and East European Studies is an interdisciplinary degree offered by the Graduate School and administered by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies. The degree is designed in close cooperation with the Program Advisor and each student's Faculty Advisor, however, every student has the unique opportunity to design his/her degree with the courses offered and within the degree requirements.
The M.A. in Slavic and East European Studies is an Area-studies degree, and can be applied to a number of professional and/or academic careers. Recent graduates have pursued careers in intelligence/security, non-governmental organizations, the U.S. Foreign Service, business, the U.S. military, and journalism, as well as high school and college education.
- To provide a terminal M.A. degree for those interested in East European-related careers in government, the military, and the private sector.
- For those interested in academic careers, to introduce students to the knowledge and skills required for doctoral (Ph.D.) degree work. Students craft a course of study that satisfies their professional goals and applies a focused approach to the study of Russia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and/or the countries of Eastern Europe.
Students should understand that CSEES' program does not have its own faculty. Instead, it draws faculty from various departments and colleges who together form the backbone of Slavic and East European Studies at OSU.Funding
The great majority of students who receive funding to study the M.A. in Slavic and East European Studies at OSU receive FLAS Fellowships. Other funding opportunities are also available.
Each student has the unique opportunity to design his/her own program of study in cooperation with the Program Advisor and his/her Faculty Advisor. One of the strengths of the M.A. in Slavic and East European Studies at the Ohio State University is the wealth of courses available to students.
Some of the most popular specializations in the past have included (however are not limited to):
- Russian and (Post)-Soviet Politics and Culture
- Central Asian Studies
- Balkan Studies
- Gender Studies in Eastern Europe
Specializations and areas of concentration are chosen with the help of the student's program and faculty advisors.
Although students mainly choose courses from CSEES' semester course listings, students often petition (through the Program Advisor) to consider other courses to count towards the M.A., such as "Economies in Transition," "Nationalism and Ethnic Identities Today," etc. A complete list of approved courses is also available online and at the Slavic Center.
Primary responsibility for job placement rests with the student. There are, however, a great number of resources available to students both at the Ohio State University and from CSEES designed to help M.A. candidates with their career development and with the job search process.
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