Master of Arts in the Field of European and Eurasian Studies

The master of arts in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) program provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding these important regions. The EES curriculum combines several required courses with a wide variety of additional courses and optional fields that can be selected to suit an individual student's professional goals and intellectual interests. This multifaceted program encompasses academic approaches to European and Eurasian affairs and develops practical analytical skills that are essential in the professional world of international affairs.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Visit the program website for additional information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 40 credits, including 15 credits in core courses, a 3-credit cornerstone course, a 3-credit capstone sequence, a 3-credit course in international economics, a 1-credit skills workshop, 9 credits in a professional specialization, and 6 credits in elective courses. In addition, all students must fulfill a language requirement (see below)

See note regarding special topics, professional skills, and LAW courses.1

Required
Cornerstone (3 credits)
IAFF 6321European and Eurasian Studies Cornerstone
Capstone (3 credits)
The EES Capstone Course is offered only in the spring semester, and students take it in their final semester. Students who expect to graduate at any other time should take the capstone in the spring semester closest to their expected graduation date.
IAFF 6339European and Eurasian Studies Capstone
Core courses (15 credits)
Five courses in at least three disciplines, including at least two courses from section A and two from section B.
Section A: Western, Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe
EDUC 6100Experimental Courses
HIST 6042Seminar: World War II
HIST 6050Modernization, Imperialism, Globalization
HIST 6121Reading and Research Seminar: Modern European History
HIST 6135British Imperialism
HIST 6170Eastern European History I
HIST 6171Eastern European History II
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (The European Union)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (EU Foreign Relations)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century)
IAFF 6378Special Topics in Middle East Studies (Turkish Politics and Society)
LAW 6534Law of the European Union
PSC 6364Comparative Governments and Politics of Central And Eastern Europe
Section B: Post-Soviet/post-communist countries
HIST 6030History and Its Uses in International Affairs (only section reserved for EES)
HIST 6051Re-thinking Cold War History
HIST 6188The Soviet Union and the World, 1917 to 1991
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Nationalism in Russia and Eurasia)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Ukraine and Georgia: Between Russia and the West)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Central Asia: Security Politics, Society)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Politics of Post-Soviet Eurasia)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (History and Politics of the Caucasus)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Security in Russia and Eurasia)
PSC 6366Government and Politics of Russia
International economics (3 credits)
One of the following courses:
ECON 6280Survey of International Economics
ECON 6283Survey of International Trade Theory and Policy
ECON 6284Survey of International Macroeconomics and Finance Theory and Policy
Skills workshop (1 credit)
One skills workshop
IAFF 6502Professional Skills I
IAFF 6503Professional Skills II
Professional specialization (9 credits)
Three courses in a professional specialization. Students may design their own field with the approval of the Program Director, or select one of the specializations listed below.
Electives (6 credits)
6 credits of elective courses, which may include advanced, content-based courses in a foreign language with the approval of the Program Director. These courses must involve more than basic language acquisition.
Additional thesis option
Students who wish to complete a thesis do so in addition to the capstone requirement. Students pursuing a thesis must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and approval from the faculty member who will serve as their thesis director. Thesis students also need to complete at least one research methods course. Thesis credits are counted as elective or specialization credits with Program Director approval. The two 3-credit thesis courses must be taken consecutively.
IAFF 6998Thesis
IAFF 6999Thesis

Professional specialization options

European and Eurasian Cultures 

At least three courses from the following. Most courses listed below are undergraduate courses and require extra work for graduate credit, to be arranged with the instructor and the Program Director
AH 6245Seminar in European Art of the Nineteenth Century
FREN 3020Contemporary France
FREN 3100WIntroduction to French Literature
FREN 3210Medieval and Early Modern French Literature in Context
FREN 3220Modern French Literature
FREN 3530The Age of Enlightenment
FREN 3600Special Topics in French Literature (taught in French)
FREN 3700History of French Cinema
FREN 4600Special Topics in French Literature (taught in French)
GER 2161German Culture–in English I
GER 2162German Culture–in English II
GER 3181History of German Cinema—in English (in English)
GER 3183Berlin Before and After the Wall (in English)
GER 4175Literature of two Germanies (in German)
GER 4176Contemporary German Literature
GER 4195Special Topics
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Nationalism in Russia and Eurasia)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Islam and Ethnicity in Central Asia)
ITAL 4183History of Italian Film
ITAL 4184Contemporary Italian Cinema
ITAL 4560Modern Italian Novel (in Italian)
SLAV 2361Russian Culture
SLAV 2362Russian Culture
SLAV 2365Twentieth-Century Russian Literature to World War II (in English)
SLAV 2366Russian Literature from World War II to the Present (in English)
SLAV 247320th-Century Russian Prose (in Russian)
SLAV 2474Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry (in Russian)
SLAV 2785Introduction to Russian Cinema I (in English)
SLAV 2786Introduction to Russian Cinema II (in English)
SPAN 3510Heresy and the Other in Early Modern Iberia
SPAN 3530The Limits of Enlightenment in Spain and Latin America
SPAN 3560Early Modern Poetry of Spain and Latin America (in Spanish)
SPAN 3600Special Topics (in Spanish)
SPAN 4510Cervantes Don Quixote
SPAN 4540The Myth of the Two Spains (in Spanish)
SPAN 45501898-1998: Spain's First Century without Empire
SPAN 4600Special Topics
SPAN 4700Film as Text in Latin America

International Economics, Political Economy and Business 

At least three courses from the following:
ECON 6217Survey of Economics I
ECON 6237Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
ECON 6250Survey of Economic Development
ECON 6255Economics of Technological Change
ECON 6283Survey of International Trade Theory and Policy
ECON 6284Survey of International Macroeconomics and Finance Theory and Policy
ECON 6293Topics in International Finance
ECON 6295Special Topics (Energy Economics)
ECON 6295Special Topics (Economic Analysis of International Trade Law)
FINA 6234New Venture Financing: Due Diligence and Valuation Issues
FINA 6271Financial Modeling and Econometrics
FINA 6274Corporate Financial Management and Modeling
FINA 6275Investment Analysis and Global Portfolio Management
FINA 6277Comparative Financial Market Regulation and Development
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (International Business Finance)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Strategy, Global Markers, and Politics)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (International Development Policy)
IAFF 6198Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy (Development and Trade Policy in Emerging Economies)
IAFF 6198Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy (International Entrepreneurship)
IBUS 6201International Marketing
IBUS 6202Regional Strategy for Multinationals
IBUS 6301International Business Finance
IBUS 6302Seminar: International Banking
IBUS 6310International Financial Reporting Standards
IBUS 6400Oil: Industry, Economy, and Society
IBUS 6401International Business Strategy
IBUS 6402Managing in Developing Countries
MBAD 6233Financial Markets
MBAD 6234Financial Management
MBAD 6242Microeconomics for the World Economy
MBAD 6246Global Economy
MBAD 6281Business Ethics
MBAD 6284Business and Public Policy
MBAD 6285Business Law
PPPA 6003Economics for Public Decision Making
PSC 6439International Political Economy
PSC 6336Political Economy of Developing Areas
PSC 6364Comparative Governments and Politics of Central And Eastern Europe

 International Education 

At least three courses from the following: 1
EDUC 6601International and Comparative Education
EDUC 6602Regional Studies in International Education (Education and Tradition in the Middle East and North Africa)
EDUC 6602Regional Studies in International Education (Education and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa)
EDUC 6602Regional Studies in International Education (Education and Equality in Latin America)
EDUC 6610Programs and Policies in International Education (International Higher Education)
EDUC 6610Programs and Policies in International Education (Policy Issues in International Education: Developing Countries)
EDUC 6610Programs and Policies in International Education (Migration and Mobility: Education in a Global Era)
EDUC 6630International Experiences (Japan)
EDUC 6630International Experiences (Cuba)
EDUC 6631Internship: International Education
EDUC 6640Selected Topics in International Education (Scholars and Practitioners in International Higher Education)
EDUC 6640Selected Topics in International Education (UNESCO: 21st Century Agenda Topics)
EDUC 6640Selected Topics in International Education (Evaluation in International Education)
EDUC 6640Selected Topics in International Education (Education in Islamic Asia)
EDUC 6640Selected Topics in International Education (Issues in Study Abroad)
EDUC 6640Selected Topics in International Education (Comparative Perspectives on Language and International Education)
EDUC 6640Selected Topics in International Education (Inequality of International Higher Education)
EDUC 6640Selected Topics in International Education (Gender in International Education and Development)
EDUC 6650Education and National Development

International Health Policy and Programs

At least three courses from the following: 2
ANTH 6505Medical Anthropology
ANTH 6506Topics in Medical Anthropology (The Social Life of Food)
ANTH 6506Topics in Medical Anthropology (Food, Culture, and Globalization)
GEOG 6223Seminar: Population and Health
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Human Trafficking)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Care of Children in Complex Emergencies)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Youth and Development)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Global Food Security)
PUBH 6122Protecting Public Health and the Environment: Policies, Politics, and Programs
PUBH 6250Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
PUBH 6305Fundamentals for Health Policy: Public Health and Health Care
PUBH 6315Introduction to Health Policy Analysis
PUBH 6320Advanced Health Policy Analysis
PUBH 6399Topics in Health Policy (Global Health Diplomacy)
PUBH 6400Global Health Frameworks
PUBH 6416Ethical and Cultural Issues in Global Health Research and Programs
PUBH 6430Theories for Global Health Communication Interventions
PUBH 6431Global Health Communication Strategies and Skills
PUBH 6435Global Health Program Development and Implementation
PUBH 6436Global Health Program Management and Leadership
PUBH 6437Global Health Program Evaluation
PUBH 6440Global Health Economics and Finance
PUBH 6441Global Health Organizations and Regulations
PUBH 6442Comparative Global Health Systems
PUBH 6443Global Health Agreements and Conventions
PUBH 6450Global Health Diplomacy
PUBH 6480Public Health in Humanitarian Settings
PUBH 6481Global Mental Health
PUBH 6482International Food and Nutrition Policy
PUBH 6484Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases
PUBH 6486Global Health Programs and Approaches to the Control of Infectious Diseases
PUBH 6514Preventing Health Disparities
PUBH 6532Community Organization, Development, and Advocacy
PUBH 6536Workplace Health Promotion
PUBH 6537Health Promotion and Aging
PUBH 6552Women's Health
PUBH 6553Adolescent Health
PUBH 6571Social Marketing: Theory and Practice

International Organization, Diplomacy and Globalization 

At least three courses from the following:
HIST 6050Modernization, Imperialism, Globalization
HIST 6330Modern U.S. Foreign Policy
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (U.S. Foreign Policy and International Organizations)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Emerging Powers and International Order)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Reinventing the United Nations)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Diplomacy, Technology, and Global Spaces)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Contemporary Issues in U.S. Diplomacy)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Public Diplomacy)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Democracy and Governance Development)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Monitoring and Evaluation for Foreign Assistance Programs)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Local Governance, Decentralization, and Development)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (International Peacekeeping)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Stabilization and Peacebuilding)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Military Power and Effectiveness)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Responses to Terrorism)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (The European Union)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (EU Foreign Relations)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Nationalism in Russia and Eurasia)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Ukraine and Georgia Between Russia and the West)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Politics of Post-Soviet Eurasia)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (History and Politics of the Caucasus)
IAFF 6358Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (OAS and Democracy in the Americas)
IAFF 6358Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Migration, Remittances, and Development)
LAW 6350Domestic Violence Law
LAW 6534Law of the European Union
PSC 6346The Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy
PSC 6347U.S. Foreign Policy Traditions
PSC 6364Comparative Governments and Politics of Central And Eastern Europe
PSC 6465The International Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
PSC 8388Selected Topics in Comparative Politics (Theories of Nationalism) *
PSC 8388Selected Topics in Comparative Politics (Comparative Social Policy) *
PSC 8388Selected Topics in Comparative Politics (Authoritarianism and Democratization)

International Security Policy

At least three courses from the following:
EMSE 6300Homeland Security: The National Challenge
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Nuclear Security Policy)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (The Science of Nuclear Materials)
IAFF 6146Space Law
IAFF 6148Space and National Security
IAFF 6153Science, Technology, and National Security
IAFF 6158Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Cybersecurity)
IAFF 6160Defense Policy and Program Analysis (strongly recommended)
IAFF 6163Transnational Security
IAFF 6169Homeland Security
IAFF 6173Security and Development
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (National Security Resources)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Globalization and National Security)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Transatlantic Security Issues in the 21st Century)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Security in Russia and Asia)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Central Asia: Security, Politics, Society)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (EU Foreign Relations)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Ukraine and Georgia Between Russia and the West)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Politics of Post-Soviet Eurasia)
IAFF 6378Special Topics in Middle East Studies (U.S. Security Policy in the Middle East)
IAFF 6501Quantitative Analysis for International Affairs Practitioners
LAW 6870National Security Law
LAW 6876Homeland Security Law and Policy
LAW 6879Cybersecurity Law and Policy
PSC 6465The International Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
PSC 8452Theories of International Security

Science, Technology, and International Affairs 

At least three courses from the following:
ANTH 6391Anthropology and Contemporary Problems (Social Study of Science and Technology)
ANTH 6806Technology
ECON 6255Economics of Technological Change
EMSE 6030Technological Forecasting and Management
EMSE 6260Energy Management
EMSE 6290Climate Change: Policy, Impacts, and Response
EMSE 6310Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6573Managing E-Commerce Technologies
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (The Science of Nuclear Weapons)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Nuclear Weapons)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Diplomacy, Technology, and Global Spaces)
IAFF 6142Technology Creation/Diffusion
IAFF 6151Environmental Policy
IAFF 6153Science, Technology, and National Security
IAFF 6158Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Cyber and Information Policy)
IAFF 6158Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Issues in Space Policy)
IAFF 6158Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Science, Technology, and Policy Analysis)
IAFF 6158Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Energy Policy)
IAFF 6158Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Cybersecurity)
IAFF 6198Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy (Digital Trade and Global Governance)
IAFF 6198Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy (International Climate Change Policy)
LAW 6879Cybersecurity Law and Policy

1 Specific subject matter covered in special/selected topics courses varies by semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes for each semester's offerings. Topics courses not listed here may be used to fulfill program requirements if approved by the Program Director.

Additional information regarding skills courses and the capstone is available on the Elliott School website.

Law School courses—Students may, with permission of their advisor, include courses in the Law School in their major field. Enrolling in a LAW course also requires permission of the Law School dean of students. Students should consult the Elliott School Office of Academic Advising and Student Services office before enrolling in LAW courses.

2 Consult the Graduate School of Education and Human Development for course availability and additional courses. 

3 Consult the Milken Institute School of Public Health for course availability and additional courses. 

Foreign language proficiency requirement

Students in the European and Eurasian studies program are required to demonstrate proficiency in a modern language other than English by passing the Elliott School-administered foreign language proficiency reading and speaking examination at the currently-required level of proficiency. The Elliott School administers foreign language proficiency examinations once in the fall and once in the spring semesters. Students should plan to take the language proficiency examination as soon as possible following their matriculation in the program. Students have three opportunities to pass the examination. Failure to pass the examination for a third time results in dismissal from the program.