M.A. & M.P.A.

Dual degree: REEI M.A. & M.P.A.

A master’s degree in REEI gives you depth of focus in relation to your interests in Russian and East European studies. Combine your REEI degree with the Master’s in Public Administration (M.P.A.) to learn how to address complex, interconnected social problems. The O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs M.P.A. program blends a traditional public administration and policy analysis curriculum with recent academic advances in leadership and governance, preparing you for a career in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors.

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’s in Public Administration (M.A./M.P.A.) 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.

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

4 courses (3 credits each) from the area studies offerings, with one each from:

  • Social Science
  • Historical/Geographical
  • Sociocultural
  • Literature

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Courses in the concentration (6 credits)
  • Two courses in the area of concentration (3 credits each): Public and Environmental Affairs
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.

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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.P.A. requirements

36 credit hours of graduate courses

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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 The O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs 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