European Union Studies Minor

for the Graduate Minor in European Union Studies


center director: Emanuel Rota

overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply


center website: European Union Center

college website: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


department office: European Union Center, 328 International Studies Building, MC-429, 910 S. Fifth Street Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 265-7515

email: eucenter@illinois.edu


The graduate minor in European Union Studies complements PhD programs in many departments and provides an opportunity for students to pursue an area studies program as well as their primary field. Graduate students may also come from professional schools, such as law, business, and education, and departments with professional degree programs, such as urban and regional planning.

Graduate students seeking admission to the graduate minor in European Union Studies program should check with an academic advisor in their major degree-granting school or department to confirm eligibility prior to pursuing an application. Students must submit a graduate minor application, available from the Center, and if approved, a petition to the Graduate College requesting to add the European Union Studies minor.


Graduate Degree Programs in European Union Studies

European Union Studies, MA

European Union Studies Minor


Admission

Applicants for admission to the Master of Arts program should have completed at least two years of a language of the European Union and hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or another post-secondary examination such as the LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, is required and international students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with minimum scores set by the Graduate College. All admission requirements of the Graduate College also apply.

Applicants must submit the Graduate College application for admission, certified transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (verbal quantitative, and written) or other post-secondary examination scores, a writing sample, and three letters of reference.” Applicants must also submit to the European Union Center a statement of purpose showing how the M.A. degree in European Union Studies fits into their educational and career plans. This statement must show that the interdisciplinary nature of the MA in EU Studies will serve the student better than a disciplinary degree. Admission is ordinarily limited to the fall semester, but exceptions are made for spring and summer admission.

for the Graduate Minor in European Union Studies


Students in the European Union Studies graduate minor program must earn at least 16 hours of graduate credit in approved courses in at least two departments. Two of the courses must be EURO 501 and EURO 502.  The graduate minor requires that students demonstrate the equivalent of two years of college-level study of a language of the European Union other than English, to support development of a technical vocabulary in fields such as business, law, and agriculture.  A list of courses fulfilling the minor is available from the Center.

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's graduate degree requirements and the Graduate College Handbook.

Note: Students within the major can not minor in the same program.

EURO 501
EURO 502
EU Institutions and Governance
and The EU in a Global Context
8
Courses from the Center's approved course list. Courses must be from two departments8
Language Requirement: Students demonstrate the equivalent of two years of college-level study of a language of the European Union other than English, to support development of a technical vocabulary in fields such as business, law, or agriculture. 0
Total Hours16

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap