In conjunction with the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, students may pursue a dual degree program leading to the MGPS and Master of Arts in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. The program combines advanced studies of globalization with a focus on the politics, economy and cultures of the former Soviet Union and Eastern European, responding to an increased need in both the public and private sectors for specialists with that combination of backgrounds. Graduates should possess substantial career flexibility and attractiveness to prospective employers in government, private industry and the nonprofit sector.
The program is structured so that students can earn both master's degrees simultaneously in approximately three academic years. Degrees are awarded when the required coursework in both areas is completed.