Academic Programs

Secondary Field in Regional Studies—Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

The REECA Secondary Field allows Harvard undergraduates to pursue interdisciplinary work on the history and society of this world region. Flexible requirements allow the Secondary Field to serve as an introduction to the region as a whole, or as a more narrowly focused exploration of a particular country or theme. While the field may include the study of language, literature, and culture, the primary emphasis is on the social sciences.

Master’s Degree in Regional Studies—Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (REECA)

The REECA Master’s Program is a two-year program of multidisciplinary coursework and rigorous study of Russian and regional languages. Graduates of the program choose a variety of career paths upon completion of the degree; some continue their studies in a Ph.D. program while other join the Foreign Service, pursue other government agency work, or return to the military. A significant number of REECA alumni enter the non-profit or business sector either in the United States or abroad.

Ph.D. Studies

We do not have our own Ph.D. degree program, but we offer several kinds of support for graduate students at the doctoral level.