- The application deadline for admission to the REECAS MA program in fall 2022 is January 4, 2022.
- In addition to completing all standard sections of the Graduate School Online Application, applicants to the REECAS MA program should submit the following supplementary materials. These should be uploaded in PDF through the Graduate School Online Application site.
Content: Describe your aptitude and motivation for pursuing a master’s degree in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (REECA), including 1) your preparation for this field of study (including, for example, prior language study, experience working or studying in the region, relevant coursework, internships, and/or work experience), 2) your academic plans or research interests in REECAS, and 3) your future career goals. Please be specific about why the University of Wisconsin-Madison would be a good intellectual fit for you.
Length: 2-3 pages, typewritten, double-spaced.
- Table of prior language study. In a separate document, create a table that includes information on each language you have studied formally. Describe how many years, semester, or quarters you studied that language, how many hours per week your class met each semester or quarter, and whether or not class was conducted entirely, mostly, sometimes, or rarely in the language you were studying. Note if any of the language classes you took were part of a summer immersion program or a study abroad program in which you spoke the language outside of class. Save this table in PDF using the naming convention “YourLastName_LanguageTable” and upload it to the Graduate School Online Application site.
- Official Transcripts (after CREECA recommends you to admission to the Graduate School). For the initial Graduate School Online Application, only scanned copies of transcripts are required. After the REECAS MA admissions committee reviews all applications (generally, by late January of each year), only those students who are recommended for admission will be asked to submit official copies of transcripts (whether paper copies or e-transcripts) to the CREECA office.
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