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Coterminal Master's Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

University requirements for the coterminal M.A. are described in the "Coterminal Bachelor's and Master's Degrees" section of this bulletin. For University coterminal degree program rules and University application forms, see

To qualify for a coterminal M.A. degree in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, besides completing University requirements for the B.A. degree, a student must:

  1. Submit a coterminal application for admission to the program no later than the quarter prior to the expected completion of the undergraduate degree, normally Winter Quarter prior to Spring Quarter graduation. Students with advanced placement and transfer credit must apply at least four quarters before the expected master's degree conferral date. The deadline for all coterminal applications to the M.A. program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies is January 11, 2011.
  2. Include in the application a program which outlines, by quarter, the schedule of courses the student plans to complete toward the M.A. degree. The student should seek the advice of the CREEES associate director in drafting this schedule. The application also should include:
    1. a current Stanford transcript
    2. a one-page statement of purpose
    3. three letters of recommendation from Stanford professors
    4. a writing sample of 20 pages or less on a Russian, East European, or Eurasian Studies topic
  3. Applicants must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (B). Coterminal applicants must take the general test of the Graduate Record Examination and have the results sent to Graduate Admissions, Office of the University Registrar.
  4. Complete 15 full-time quarters or the equivalent, or three quarters in full-time residence after completing 180 units; and complete, in addition to the 180 units required for the bachelor's degree, a minimum of 48 units for the master's degree.

The same courses may not be counted to meet both undergraduate and graduate requirements, and no courses taken before the junior year may be used to meet the course requirements for the master's degree.

For M.A. degree requirements, see the "Master of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies" section of this bulletin.

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