Friday, December 19, 2008

CFA- MA Degree in Slavic and East European Studies at the Ohio State University

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CFA- MA Degree in Slavic and East European Studies at the Ohio State University

Posted by: Lance Erickson <>

Master of Arts in Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State
We're on your career path.

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) at The Ohio
State University invites applications for a two-year,
interdisciplinary, area studies Master of Arts degree in Slavic and
East European Studies. The CSEES M.A. degree is an excellent option
for those interested in Russian, East European, Central Asian and
Caucasus-related careers in government, the military, the private
sector, and non-profit organizations, as well as for those interested
in academia.

Center for Slavic and East European Studies

Founded in 1965, CSEES serves as a leading United States Department of
Education (Title VI) Comprehensive National Resource Center. Its
missions are to promote the study of Russia, Southeast, Central, and
Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus; to conduct an outreach
p'rogram that impacts the local and state communities; and to foster
foreign area and language studies at Ohio State University.

Language Training

Knowledge of a Slavic, East European, or Central Asian language
sufficient for use as a professional or as a research tool is
indispensable. During each quarter students are enrolled in the M.A.
program, they must take a language course according to their program
of study. Ohio State University is home to one of the nation's top
Slavic and East European language departments where students can
choose from Czech, Georgian, Hungarian, Modern Greek, Polish,
Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek and
Yiddish. Upon completion of their primary language of interest,
students are encouraged to pursue a second, complimentary language to
improve their marketability in the job search.

New Dual Degree in Slavic/East European Studies and Public Affairs
In 2009, CSEES will launch a new dual degree in Slavic/East European
Studies and Public Affairs with the John Glenn School of Public
Affairs. This dual degree will prepare students for challenging
careers in the government and nonprofit sectors. Providing a practical
component to the area studies education, Public Affairs courses train
students with solid skills such as planning, budgeting, and
evaluation. By combining the two degrees, students are able to
complete the dual degree in only three years, rather than the four
years normally required to fulfill the two degrees separately.

Financial Aid

Each year CSEES awards competitive Title VI Foreign Language and Area
Studies (FLAS) fellowships to qualified graduate students engaged in
Slavic and East European Studies. FLAS fellowships are used to support
foreign language study both in the United States and abroad and are
available for the academic year and summer. The deadline for this
year's FLAS application is February 2, 2009. Incoming students are
also eligible for University Fellowships from the Graduate School at OSU.

Career Services

Career placement is a key component to CSEES graduate student support
and is emphasized upon arrival at OSU. Some of the services offered by
CSEES are resume review and advice, mock interview practice, career
counseling, an annual International Careers Week, career panels and
recruiter visits. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue
internships in their sectors and the CSEES office provides leads and
guidance to help students secure these resume-building opportunities.
Recent graduates have entered careers in intelligence/security,
non-governmental organizations, the U.S. Foreign Service,
international business, the U.S. military, and journalism, as well as
secondary and higher education.

Contact Us

Interested students are encouraged to contact us for additional
details on how a CSEES degree can help secure the career of their
dreams. The OSU priority application deadline is January 15, 2009,
with applications accepted on a rolling basis thereafter. You can find
more information on the Center for Slavic and East European Studies
and the M.A. Program at, by emailing to, or calling (614) 292-8770.

Lance C. Erickson
Assistant Director
Center for Slavic and East European Studies
The Ohio State University
303 Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-8770

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