The Center for Slavic and East European Studies is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in East European and Eurasian Studies. Effective immediately, this specialization is open to all M.A. and Ph.D. students, excluding those in the Slavic Studies M.A. program, who wish to take coursework outside of their home department in order to gain regional expertise in Eastern Europe and Eurasia that will be reflected on their university record. To successfully complete the specialization, students will be required to fulfill 15 credit hours of coursework, three of which may come from language coursework. Slavic 6501 is required as the foundational course for all students, regardless of area of concentration. Those four areas include Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Eurasia and Southeastern Europe. A list of applicable courses is available from the Slavic Center. Interested students should contact the Slavic Center’s program advisor Eileen Kunkler. This specialization will allow graduate students to develop global competency in addition to their primary concentration critical to research, teaching and outreach in the 21st century.