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2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 12, 2024
2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

European Union Studies, ADVCT

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Graduate Advisor: Dr. Allyson Delnore
European Studies Center
4215 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Phone: 412-624-5404

The Certificate of Advanced Study-European Union Studies enables students to complement a graduate or professional degree in any discipline (including the sciences) with an interdisciplinary set of courses related to the EU and proficiency in a relevant language. Students may enroll in the Certificate through the European Studies Center (ESC) or the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies (REES).


Students seeking the Certificate of Advanced Study-European Union Studies must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete 18 credits of EU studies courses in at least two schools or disciplines, with at least nine credits from outside the student’s home department or school. Six credits must be selected from the list of core courses. Courses must be approved by the ESC, (please visit for the approved course list).
  • Write an interdisciplinary research paper of 15-25 pages that ideally entails the use of second language materials. The paper may be prepared for a course, but students are urged to conceptualize it with the certificate in mind.
  • Language proficiency: Students must have three years of progressive college-level instruction in an official EU Member State or official EU candidate country language other than English, or the equivalent proficiency. Students for whom English is a second language may use English to meet the requirement.
  • Participate in an EU-related cocurricular activity approved by the ESC’s Graduate Advisor.
  • Be awarded a graduate or professional degree.

For the full requirements for the graduate certificate, please visit

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