Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies- Certificate

For information, contact:

Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies
322 Harrison Hall, 513-529-3303

A Graduate Certificate in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (REEES) allows graduate students to meet specialized and interdisciplinary educational goals, positioning them upon graduation to engage in professional opportunities that are not available without it. The REEES certificate enriches a graduate student's academic record and is a distinguished accomplishment that reflects advanced language ability and interdisciplinary study, increasing the marketability of graduate degrees upon their completion. To earn the certificate, students must complete 15 hours of courses and demonstrate Russian language abilities equivalent to 3 years of study. Students who wish to earn the certificate are required to take the Havighurst Colloquium TWICE; it may be taken a third time with permission. Students must have 3 years of study (or the equivalent) in a language of the region; the language requirement cannot be counted toward the 15 hours. Language requirements will be approved by the Chief Departmental Advisor for the REEES major. The REEES certificate is administered by the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies: for a course plan, please contact the Center at

The Havighurst Colloquium is a crosslisted course and offered every semester (MW 11:40-1:00); topics and instructors rotate among the core faculty of the Havighurst Center core faculty.  The course numbers at the graduate level include HST 536 and POL 540.  Other courses can include, but are not limited to, HST 677 (a field-specific independent study).  To design the certificate, please contact the Havighurst Center at the email above.