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Graduate Programs

The division’s four M.A. programs attract students from around the globe, building a strong community of scholars. These one-year, multidisciplinary programs provide intensive study for students interested in deepening their understanding of history, culture and contemporary policy problems. Each center creates a unique program of study leveraging Stanford’s world class faculty in the School of Humanities and Sciences as well as in the professional schools and affiliated institutes on campus.

Joint degree programs with the professional schools are available as are coterminal programs for Stanford undergraduates interested in pursuing graduate degrees. SGS M.A. graduates often pursue careers in government, NGOs and business.

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African Studies

An M.A. in African Studies is designed for highly qualified college graduates who have previous experience working, living or studying in Africa. The program seeks a diverse group of students prepared to pursue a highly focused demanding course of study.
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East Asian Studies

The purpose of this M.A. program is to further develop knowledge and skills in East Asian Studies and to prepare students for a professional career or doctoral studies.
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Latin American Studies

The interdisciplinary M.A. in Latin American Studies curriculum consists of a core set of courses surveying the history, politics, culture and society, environment and ecology of the region, along with advanced language training.
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Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

The interdisciplinary M.A. degree in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) provides students with a strong grounding in historical & contemporary processes of change in the Russian Federation, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.

Student Spotlight

Caitlyn Littlepage

M.A. Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies '17

B.A. International Relations '16

 

"I remember one day in our film class watching Solaris (Tarkovsky, 1972) and being struck with the humanity of our field of study. It’s easy to forget when focusing on history and politics that there is a deep undercurrent of culture and art that defines the Eastern European experience as well. Despite ideological obstacles to artistic experimentation and freedom, resilience and creativity won out. This is just as true for the Ukrainian authors of the 19th century and the protestors of today. From that point forward I tried to make it a point to always consider the human factor, rather than allowing myself to focus solely on political trends and rule from the top, and I take this with me as I start my career."

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