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Russian and Eurasian Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

About the Program

The Russian and Eurasian Studies program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is regional in spirit, meaning that students can take courses in a wide range of countries of East/Central Europe, the Slavic states, and Central Asia.

The Major Program in Russian Studies consists of a minimum of nine subjects (108 units) beyond the pre-thesis and thesis. The nine subjects must include two language subjects in Area I (or equivalent proficiency); the seven remaining subjects must be selected from at least two of the three other disciplinary areas (Areas II-IV). At least six subjects must be MIT subjects or subjects taken at Harvard University or Wellesley College under cross-registration. Students must receive permission from the major advisor prior to registering for a subject at another institution.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Russian
  • Classics of Russian Literature
  • Classics of Russian Literature - Russian Language Option
  • Russia's Foreign Policy. Toward the Post-Soviet States and Beyond
  • Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society. 1917 to the Present
  • Imperial and Revolutionary Russia: Culture and Politics, 1700-1917

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Secondary School Report (SSR), including high school transcript
  • For non-native English speakers, we strongly recommend providing the results of an English proficiency exam if you have been using English for fewer than 5 years or do not speak English at home or in school, so that we may consider that information alongside the rest of your application
  • We do not have cut off or recommended scores for the ACT or SAT as scores are evaluated within an applicant’s context

Tuition Fee

  • International

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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