Central Eurasian Studies

Explore the Ph.D. program in Central Eurasian Studies

Are you interested in developing a deeper knowledge of a region or country of Central Eurasia? The Ph.D. program in Central Eurasian Studies at HLS will allow you to work with renowned faculty and graduate well-prepared for an academic career at the university level.

You’ll develop expertise in the culture, history, and language of a region within this vast and critical part of the world.

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Choose your path of study

In the Ph.D. program, you will select a region of specialization, and take interdisciplinary courses focused on the region, as well as language courses and electives. Additionally, you will select a minor in an outside department or program to complement your research interests.

Opportunities to perfect your language skills

Mastering a language spoken in the region in which you specialize is a key part of the Ph.D. program. You’ll also be required to demonstrate reading proficiency in two modern research languages, such as Russian, French, or German.

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