M.A. & M.S.S.I.

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

This dual degree combines the Master of Arts in Russian and East European Studies and the Master of Science in Security Informatics in the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering. The program is a response to the growing need for computer security personnel with domain knowledge in Russia and Eastern Europe.

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 Science in Security Informatics (REEI M.A./M.S.S.I.) 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 Proseminar 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 the area studies offerings, with one each from:

  • Social Science
  • Historical/Geographical
  • Sociocultural
  • Literature

View area studies courses

Courses in the concentration (6 credits)
  • Two courses in the area of concentration (3 credits each): Security Studies
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.S.S.I. requirements

Review the Graduate Academic Bulletin