One-year MA Program
The Nationalism Studies Program was established by Central European University with the aim of engaging students in an empirical and theoretical study of issues of nationalism, self-determination, problems of state-formation, ethnic conflict, minority protection and the related theme of globalization. Drawing upon the uniquely supranational milieu of Central European University, the program encourages a critical and non-sectarian study of nationalism.
Students are encouraged to engage in an interdisciplinary study of nationalism, a subject that is inherently and fundamentally interdisciplinary. For this reason, the international teaching staff has been assembled to represent a wide range of disciplinary expertise relevant to the study of nationalism including history, social theory, economics, legal studies, sociology, anthropology, international relations and political science. The program offers a wide selection of courses that provide a complex theoretical grounding in problems associated with nationhood and nationalism combined with advanced training in the methodology of applied social science. Additional courses focus on placing problems of nationalism in the context of economic and political transition as well as constitution building in post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe, with a comparative outlook on regime transitions outside the region.
The Master of Arts degree in Nationalism Studies is registered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York (US) for and on behalf of the New York State Education Department.
Central European University has an absolute charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York amd by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools..
In Hungary CEU is accredited under the name Közép-európai Egyetem.
1-year MA Program Structure
Orientation The academic year is divided into an Orientation, two semesters and a Spring Session.
During the Orientation students will be given information about the resources available at the university and in Budapest, and will pass a course in basic computer skills. A readings course covering basic texts in theories of nationalism will also be offered in the. Semesters I and II include courses and seminars. In the Spring Session, students write their MA thesis.
All students are required to maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA), earn a standard number of credits per semester and attend classes as required by the program. Students are required to earn 12 credits from designated core courses (see section Credit requirements in the Student Handbook for details). One class from other departments can be selected throughout the academic year. Most courses are in seminar format; active participation is required.