Admissions requirements

Admission to earn the certificate requires a bachelor’s degree with evidence of superior ability and a graduate degree (master’s level or higher). Applicants must also provide a personal statement that outlines their academic and career path and provide evidence of at least 2 years of study of an appropriate area language at the college level, or equivalent.

Use your Graduate Academic Bulletin

Students pursuing a graduate degree in the Russian and East European Institute should use the University Graduate School Academic Bulletin.

Official requirements for our certificate in Russian and East European Area Studies can be found by clicking on the Bulletin below:

2023-24: Russian and East European Institute University Graduate School Academic Bulletin

Additional requirements

  • Courses must be passed with a grade of at least a B.
  • Courses should be selected in consultation with the REEIStudent Services Coordinator.
  • All four distribution groups must be met. In extenuating circumstances, as approved by the graduate advisor, at least three distribution groups must be met. Exception must be granted in advance.

Review the Graduate Academic Bulletin