No longer an imperial backwater, Central Europe has risen from its Cold War stasis to become one of the world's most dynamic and important regions. Stretching from the Baltic Sea to the Balkan Peninsula, and from the Eastern lands of Germany to the Western regions of Russia, this onetime great-power battleground is now a vital trade and energy corridor, a mosaic of languages and cultures, a place of both successful state-building and persistent ethnic frictions, and a promising but still-precarious bridge between the former Soviet Union and the West. The Central European Studies is offered at University of Southern California.
Central Europe rivals the Far East and Southwest Asia as one of the world's most strategically important regions — now, and over the coming decades. Those who master its history and politics, its economic, cultural and linguistic diversity, will be well positioned for fellowships, graduate work, business or analytical careers centered on this fascinating region.
The objectives of this interdisciplinary major are to provide students with:
- the historical background and linguistic-cultural skills necessary for in-depth study of Central Europe;
- knowledge of its main post-Cold War political, ethnic, and economic trends;
- understanding of current issues from nationalism and immigration to trade, military-diplomatic and alliance politics.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Beginning Russian
- Advanced Russian in Popular Culture
- Elementary Polish
- Russian and Post-Soviet Foreign Policy
- Communism and Post-Communism: Eastern Europe and the Balkans
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesSociology View 1354 other Masters in Sociology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Official Test Scores
- Transcripts: First-year applicants should submit official transcripts of all high school and college coursework completed.
- Letter(s) of Recommendation: One letter is required from either your school counselor or a teacher from your school. Applicants to the School of Cinematic Arts must submit three letters of recommendation.
- Portfolio, resumé and/or additional writing samples: if required by major. Performance majors may also require auditions. Refer to the Additional Application Requirements section, below, for more information.
- Submit your fall grades (when available)
International57256 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National57256 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Due for update
Updated over a year ago
Check the official programme website for potential updates.