Degree Programs in EU Studies
24 Official Languages. More than two dozen countries. Over 500 Million People. All moving forward together. And you can be a part of it.
The call for specialized knowledge of the European Union has never been greater. The growing union encompasses 30 percent of the world's economy. Governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations worldwide are recognizing the need to understand and collaborate with this diverse and complex community. To meet this need, the European Union Center at the University of Illinois offers a Master of Arts degree and Graduate Minor in European Union Studies for graduate and professional students adding expertise to their studies and for students seeking to enter business or government with a master's degree.
Flexible Degree Programs: Master of Arts or Graduate Minor
Many areas hire experts in the EU:
The European Union Center's 36-credit interdisciplinary master of arts degree will prepare you for professional and academic careers in European Union affairs. The European Union Center also offers a graduate minor to University of Illinois students. The 16-hour graduate minor will enhance your degree with substantive study in issues related to the EU. You will take advantage of the university's excellent programs in fields such as political science, economics, labor & employment relations, agricultural sciences, and languages to create an individualized course of study.
Internship opportunities and graduate-level study abroad program exchanges are available. Scholarships are available to US citizens and permanent residents. Graduate student assistantships also are available on a competitive basis for those in the master's program.
More details on requirements and how to apply to the master of arts program.
A Leader in European Union Studies
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The European Union Center at the University of Illinois has become a leading area study center in the nation. Founded in 1998, the Center has been repeatedly named a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education and has received numerous grants from the European Commission based on its scholarship and working knowledge of the European Union.
More than 200 faculty members at Illinois teach courses or conduct research related to Europe, and about 100 are directly affiliated with the Center. Faculty drawn from nine colleges provide academic leadership for the Center's efforts.
Applications Welcome from Foreign Area Officers
The European Union Center welcomes applications to the Master of Arts in European Union Studies (MAEUS) degree program from U.S. Army Foreign Area Officers (FAOs) seeking to enhance their expertise about the European Union, Europe, and transatlantic relations.
The MAEUS program matches the needs and interests of FAOs in several ways. Students in the program will take two core seminars on EU institutions and governance and the EU as a foreign policy actor, respectively (8 credit hours total). To complete out their curriculum, they will choose at least 28 additional credit hours of elective courses on the EU or Europe from a variety of disciplines (political science, economics, history, and more). They will also have the opportunity to study any of the 14 European foreign languages taught on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. The MA degree can be completed in one year. Additionally, the University's Graduate College has approved a tuition reduction program exclusively for FAOs through an agreement that waives out-of-state portion of the full tuition so that FAOs' tuition would be assessed at the in-state resident level (see campus tuition rates). This arrangement makes the MAEUS program highly cost efficient and places it within the Advanced Civil Education Branch's low-cost tuition category.
Further details about the MAEUS program are available here. For still more information about the program and the tuition reduction arrangement for FAOs, contact the EU Center's Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Matt Rosenstein, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-244-5085.