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Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Stanford University

12 months
36210 USD/year
36210 USD/year
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CREEES offers a one-year interdisciplinary master's degree program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies for Stanford University students with strong prior language and area studies backgrounds.


Key facts

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies program offered at Stanford University structure allows students the flexibility to pursue their own academic interests while providing intellectual cohesion through a curriculum that addresses historical and contemporary processes of change in the Russian Federation, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.

The community of faculty and students at CREEES is large, diverse, and committed to excellence in teaching and research. The department has a strong program of language training in Russian and other area languages. Classes are generally small in size, and our students receive close personal attention. 

For specialized research in a given field, students have access to the rich resources of the Slavic and East European collections at Stanford Libraries and the Hoover Archives, and may draw on the curricular library resources of the University of California, Berkeley, as well. A full calendar of lectures, symposia, and other extracurricular programs also complements classroom instruction.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Protection, Practice, Repatriation (Jessiman)
  • Istanbul the Muse: The City in Literature and Film (Karahan)
  • Reading Turkish I (Karahan)
  • The Changing Face of War: Introduction to Military History (Vardi)
  • The U.S., U.N. Peacekeeping, and Humanitarian War (Patenaude)
  • Life Under Nazism (Sheffer)
  • Demons, Witches, Old Believers, Holy Fools, and Folk Belief: Popular Religion in Russia (Kollmann)
  • The Cold War: An International History (Rakove)
  • The Politics of International Humanitarian Action (Morris)
  • Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (Fukuyama)
  • Technology and National Security (Hecker)
  • Current Issues in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (Levi)
  • Democratic Transition in Ukraine: Values, Political Culture, Conflicts (Khutka)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Standardized Testing
  • Statement of Purpose:
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Additional Required Materials:
  • a writing sample of 20 pages or less in English
  • a resume 
  • These additional materials should be uploaded as "Additional Materials" in a single file along with the application.
  • Successful applicants generally demonstrate the following: outstanding academic achievement; significant coursework in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies in multiple disciplines; three years of college-level language study in Russian, an East European, or Central Asian language 
  • To qualify for admission to the program, applicants must hold a B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent at time of enrollment at Stanford.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18105 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    36210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18105 USD per semester during 12 months.

Regular quarterly tuition

Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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