Admission to the Master of Arts in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies program is based on:
- completed Graduate School of Arts & Sciences application form (see below for link)
- official transcript(s) of the applicant’s academic record that demonstrate graduation from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 average or better
- 500-word statement of purpose
- academic or professional writing sample in English (approximately 10-15 double-spaced pages in length with footnotes and a bibliography)
- three letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty who have taught you in class
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores on the general verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing tests (the GRE code for GU is 5244; CERES does not have a department code). The GRE is only required of students who completed their bachelor’s degree at a university where English was the primary language of instruction.
- For international applicants only: TOEFL score of 100 (iBT) or IELTS score of 7.5. These scores are required of students who completed their bachelor’s degree at a university where English was not the primary language of instruction. (TOEFL code for GU is 5244).
- current resume
- application fee
Some background in the Eurasian, Russian and East European area or in related disciplines is helpful but not essential.
Applicants must apply online. For general information about the applications process, please see the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website.
Please have official transcripts sent to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions Office.
Applicants should submit evidence that they have completed the equivalent of at least three years of study of an appropriate language of the region at the college level or that they are native speakers of one of the languages of the region. This level of language proficiency is keyed to the program requirement that students who are not native speakers of a language of the region complete two courses of advanced language study and the requirement in some courses that students conduct research in a regional language.
Joint Degree Applications
MAERES / Government PhD Program
Prospective students must apply separately to CERES and the Government Department for this joint degree program.
For more information, click here to visit the Government Department’s admissions page or contact the Government Department by calling (202) 687-6130 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAERES / Law Center JD
Prospective students must apply separately to CERES and the Law Center.
For more information, click here to visit the Law Center’s admissions page or contact the Law Center by emailing email@example.com.
Spring 2019 Enrollment
November 1, 2018 – Admission to MAERES program (no financial aid through CERES)
Please note: Students who matriculate in spring will only be eligible for merit-based aid starting the following fall.
Fall 2019 Enrollment
December 15, 2018 – Admission to Government Department PhD for joint program applicants with consideration for financial aid through the Government Department
January 15, 2019 – admission to MAERES with consideration for financial aid through CERES
March 1, 2019 – Admission to Law Center JD program (final deadline)
Please note: The Law Center admits applicants on a rolling basis and that applications will be accepted beginning in September, 2018.
Applicants for joint degree programs should be aware that the joint department or school may have earlier deadlines.
Click here to join the Graduate School’s mailing list and select Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies as your desired area of study.
If you have any questions about the admissions process, please consult our list of frequently asked questions. Please address all admissions inquiries to Sarah Radomsky, Supervisor of Academic Programs. Be sure to include your full name and contact information.