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Graduate students who seek a regional and intellectual focus on Russia, the former USSR, or Eastern Europe to complement their disciplinary or professional degree can find additional academic and financial resources through REES. While working toward one of the center's graduate certificates, students can participate in a rich variety of extracurricular activities, including student-faculty discussion groups, overseas projects, research conferences, REES's own graduate student association, and student clubs focusing on language and culture.
Learn how you can start working toward your graduate certificate.
In addition to the Russian Studies and East European Studies graduate certificate programs, REES offers a graduate certificate in European Union Studies jointly with the European Studies Center / European Union Center of Excellence.
A joint certificate in Russian or East European Studies and International and Comparative Law is offered to students in the School of Law. Requirements include 19-20 credits in international and comparative law courses, along with the REES Graduate Certificate Program requirements.
A number of sources of financial assistance are available for graduate students in Russian and East European Studies.
The University of Pittsburgh is one of a select few US universities offering language and cultural training opportunities through Project GO. Summer intensive courses and both distance-learning and traditional academic year course offerings from Pitt provide ROTC students throughout the country with multiple opportunities to fit up to four years of Russian language training into their schedules. Special fellowship opportunities are available to cover the costs of a three-consecutive-level training sequence, which includes 5 weeks of summer language training in Moscow and 8 weeks of summer language training in Samara, Russia. Learn more on our Project GO website.