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CREES FAO Program

CREES is proud to offer the M.A. program to Foreign Area Officers (FAOs).

Why choose the University of Michigan?

  • U-M is a low cost institution, providing in-state tuition for all active duty military students.
  • U-M is recognized as a “Military Friendly University” by Military Advanced Education Magazine.
  • Home to the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, which promotes scholarship to better understand the conditions and policies fostering transformations from authoritarian rule to democracy.
  • FAO students complete the CREES M.A. requirements in 12 or 18 months.

Sample 12-month schedule

Term Course/Title Credits
Fall

REEES 600 - Introduction to Graduate Study in REEES

REEES 601 - REEES Graduate Core Curriculum

REEES electives - Selected in coordination with Advisor to meet distribution requirements

Language course - Determined by current language level

1.0

1.0

6.0

4.0

Winter

REEES 601 - REEES Graduate Core Curriculum

REEES electives - Selected in coordination with Advisor to meet distribution requirements

Language course - Determined by current language level

1.0

10.0

4.0

Summer REEES 799 - Master's Thesis in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
3.0
    30.0

Winter Term (January) Admissions

FAO students seeking a January start date will need to complete the application for the fall term preceding enrollment. Please contact the Academic Services office for more information