M.A. & M.I.S.

Dual degree: REEI M.A. & M.I.S.

The M.I.S. degree in the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering gives you a solid understanding of the fundamentals of information science through immersion. The REEI M.A. allows you to focus on information science in relation to Russia and Eastern Europe. This dual degree prepares you for a career in information science with a depth of focus on Russia and Eastern Europe. Careers are available in government, business, industry, higher education, non-profit organizations, in both public and private settings.

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 dual degree in REEI and Master of Information Science (REEI M.A./M.I.S.) can be found by clicking on the Bulletin below:

2021-22: Russian and East European Institute University Graduate School Academic Bulletin

Degree information

For official degree requirements, you must consult with the Graduate School Bulletin. The information below is not the official record.

How to apply

You must apply for admission to—and meet the admission requirements for—both programs. Visit the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering website for admissions information.

Required courses (6 credits)
  • REEI R-600 Pro-seminar in REEI Area Studies (3 credits)
  • REEI R-601 Interdisciplinary Colloquium in REEI (3 credits)
Area studies (12 credits)

Four courses (3 credits each) from area studies offering, one each from:

  • Social Science
  • Historical/Geographical
  • Sociocultural
  • Literature

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Courses in the concentration (6 credits)
  • 2 courses in the area of concentration (3 cr each): Information Science
  • ILS Z-629 [formerly R620] or ILS Z-542 [formerly R610] (must include: web-based bibliography project)
  • ILS Z-629 - Topics in Information Sources and Services: Slavic Bibliography
  • ILS Z-542 - International Information Issues
  • ILS Z-605 [formerly L596], Internship (research must be in an REEI area)
  • ILS Z-605 - Internship in Library and Information Science
M.A. essay & examination

REEI and the University Graduate School have strict guidelines for the submission, defense, and acceptance of the M.A. Essay. Students must comply with these guidelines and timeline when preparing to defend their essay. A timeline for student requirements follows.

Review essay procedures + requirements

Language requirement

REEI students are expected to demonstrate through oral examination at least an intermediate-mid (ACTFL scale) oral competency in an approved area language. Your proficiency is measured through a conversational exam on a variety of topics, including but not limited to home, school, history, current events, and your research.

For more information about the language proficiency exam, please contact the REEI Student Services Coordinator.

M.I.S. requirements
Additional requirements
  • Courses must be passed with a minimum of a B average and must be area-related.
  • Essay committee should consist of REEI and Luddy School professors.
  • At least 21 credit hours must be taken in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Courses should be selected in consultation with the REEI Student Services Coordinator.

Review the Graduate Academic Bulletin