University Center for International StudiesRussian and East European Studies
- Graduate Advisor: Andrew Konitzer
- Associate Director
- Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies
- 4417 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
- Fax: 412-648-7002
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Established in 1965, the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies (REES) at the University of Pittsburgh is designated by the U.S. Department of Education for Title VI funding as a National Resource Center.
There are three broad focus areas for the research conducted by faculty and graduate student specialists in the REES program. They are (1) contemporary Russian, East European, and Eurasian cultures, (2) politics, economics, and societies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia (3) foreign policy issues as they relate to the REES world area.
The Center for Russian and East European Studies offers graduate certificates in East European Studies, Russian Studies, or Soviet Studies to students who successfully combine second language expertise and multidisciplinary area-focused courses.
Application for admission to graduate study is made directly to the academic department or graduate/professional school of the student's choice. The applicant should include a statement requesting admission to the REES certificate program.
To enroll in one of the certificate programs, admitted students should make an appointment with the REES graduate advisor as soon as possible after their arrival at the University.
The Center for Russian and East European Studies offers several means
of financial assistance to students in its
certificate program. Please visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/grads.html for
Requirements for REES Certificates
The requirements for each of the REES graduate certificates are as follows:
Completion of six Russian and Eastern European area studies courses, including four courses in at least two disciplines other than the student's major discipline, for a total of 18 credits.
Demonstration of language proficiency equivalent to three years of college-level study in a language of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe.
Completion of a substantial research paper based on primary sources in one or more languages of the REES world area.