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Central European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #53 (ARWU) College Park, MD, United States
The Central European, Russian and Eurasian Studies program from University of Maryland fosters in-depth knowledge of the region stretching from Prague in the West to Vladivostok in the East. This includes three main areas: Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia (the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union).
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Our majors in the Central European, Russian and Eurasian Studies program from University of Maryland take courses in a range of different departments, gaining a firm grounding in the languages, literatures, history, politics, and economics of their area of study. They have the flexibility to do coursework in other fields related to the area as well. Students learn to examine our area of study with the tools of many scholarly fields.

Our goal is to advance knowledge about a wide array of different peoples, countries, and cultures in the former Soviet Union and Eastern/Central Europe. Students develop the skills to compare diverse areas by studying the entire region.

Our majors prepare for careers and graduate programs in which an in-depth knowledge of Russia, Central Europe, and Eurasia can be applied with great benefit, such as journalism, government service, diplomacy, business, a variety of professional schools, and M.A. and Ph.D. programs in the humanities and social sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modernism in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Economic Development of Underdeveloped Areas
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • Geography of the Soviet Union
  • Germanic Literatures in Translation: Literature of the Holocaust
  • German Literature in Translation: Kafka and Film
  • International Relations and World Politics: Developments in the Post-Communist World
  • Russian Political Thought
  • Foreign Policy of Russia and the States of the Former Soviet Union
  • Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics
  • The Holocaust of European Jewry
  • Nationalism and Communism in Eastern Europe
  • Modern Balkan History
  • History of East European and Russian Jewry
  • Studies in Philosophy: Marxist Philosophy
  • Women in Russian Culture
  • Russian Literature of the 19th Century I, II and III
  • Post Soviet Societies
  • History of Performance and Theatre in Russia

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Four years of English
  • Four years of math, including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. 
  • Three years of history or social science.
  • Three years of science in at least two different areas, with at least two lab experiences.
  • Two years of foreign language.
  • English proficiency for International students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18446 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18446 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for College Park

  • 1676 - 2840 USD/month
    Living Costs

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