The Central and Eastern European Graduate Studies program at La Salle University is an innovative, interdisciplinary, graduate degree program for students who wish to either pursue careers in international trade and commerce, geopolitics, teaching, journalism, the diplomatic service, and other related fields, or prepare themselves for doctoral studies in history, political science and literature. The program reflects new realities that have emerged in Central and Eastern Europe as a result of historical upheavals, particularly:
- the reunification of Germany,
- the implosion of the Soviet Union and
- Russia's annexation of the Crimea and its invasion of Ukraine.
The program offers a variety of courses in numerous disciplines dealing with diverse subjects that are designed to provide an academic platform for evaluating, interpreting and forecasting events in Central and Eastern Europe as they impact the modern world.
The program recognizes that there is a need for scholars, entrepreneurs, and professional people, in general, to appreciate the numerous languages and disparate cultures of this area of the world, and to understand in greater depth the constantly evolving economic and political infrastructure of Central and Eastern Europe. This knowledge will be required if we hope to influence the democratic development of this region.
This program offers a Master of Arts in Central and Eastern European Studies (http://www.lasalle.edu/central-eastern-european-studies/) and a Certificate in Intelligence/Security Studies (http://www.lasalle.edu/central-eastern-european-studies/certificate-of-intelligence-and-security-studies/).