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University Center for International Studies—European Studies Center

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Allyson Delnore
European Studies Center
4215 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-624-5404
Fax: 412-648-2199
E-mail: adelnore@pitt.edu
www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/euce.html

Since 1984, the European Studies Center formerly (ESC) has offered a strong curriculum on Europe by bringing together the rich assets of a major research university to create a unique learning community. The ESC has developed an international scholarly reputation in European Union studies and was selected by the European Commission to host one of only ten European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States.

Hillman Library at the University of Pittsburgh has been a depository library for EU publications since 1974. Dr. Phil Wilkin, the West European bibliographer, has developed the Archive of European Integration that provides a wide array of EU-related documents through the Web. Please visit http://aei.pitt.edu for details.

Certificate of Advanced Study—West European Studies

The Certificate of Advanced Study—West European Studies enables students to complement a graduate or professional degree in any discipline (including the sciences) with an interdisciplinary set of courses related to Western Europe and proficiency in a relevant language.

Students seeking the Certificate of Advanced Study—West European Studies must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete 18 credits of West European Studies courses in at least two schools or disciplines, with at least nine credits from outside the students home department or school. Distribution of these 18 credits is tailored to each academic program. Courses must be approved by the ESC (please visit the ESC site for the approved course list).
  • Write an interdisciplinary research paper of 15–25 pages that ideally entails the use of second language materials. The paper may be prepared for a course, but students are urged to conceptualize it with the certificate in mind.
  • Students must have three years of progressive college-level instruction in a West European language other than English, or the equivalent proficiency.
  • Be awarded a graduate or professional degree.

For the full requirements for the graduate certificate, please visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/content/graduate-certificate-programs

Financial Assistance

The ESC offers several possible funding opportunities to students in its certificate program. Please visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/content/graduate-student-funding-opportunities for further details.

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