The Master's Degree in the Eurasian Studies graduate program at the Middle East Technical University (METU) is the first graduate program on Eurasia studies in Turkey. It is also one of few such programs in the world. The student body includes individuals from all parts of Eurasia. The main objectives of the program are as follows: 1) to introduce the history and culture of Eurasian societies, 2) to look at international as well as domestic sources of change in Eurasia, 3) to equip the students with the interdisciplinary methodology needed for conducting academic research on various aspects of Eurasia, 4) to create an academic atmosphere for the students from the region as well as other parts of the world in which they can exchange views, and 5) to train the students for their professional and academic careers.