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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 15, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor: Andrew Behrendt
Associate Director
Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies
4402 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Phone: 412-648-7403

Established in 1965, the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies (REES) at the University of Pittsburgh is designated by the U.S. Department of Education for Title VI funding as a National Resource Center.

There are three broad focus areas for the research conducted by faculty and graduate student specialists in the REES program. They are (1) contemporary Russian, East European, and Eurasian cultures, (2) politics, economics, and societies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia (3) foreign policy issues as they relate to the REES world area.

The Center for Russian and East European Studies offers graduate certificates in East European Studies, Russian Studies, or Soviet Studies to students who successfully combine second language expertise and multidisciplinary area-focused courses.

Admission Information

Application for admission to graduate study is made directly to the academic department or graduate/professional school of the student’s choice. The applicant should include a statement requesting admission to the REES certificate program.

To enroll in one of the certificate programs, admitted students should make an appointment with the REES graduate advisor as soon as possible after their arrival at the University.

Financial Assistance

The Center for Russian and East European Studies offers several means of financial assistance to students in its certificate program. Please visit for further details.


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