Institutes and Higher Schools

Located in the very heart of a Mineral Spa Resort area with rich historical and cultural heritage, Pyatigorsk State University (PSU) has been honoured by its 80 years history and listed among the best Liberal Arts schools in the country with high educational standards, innovative curriculum and developed infrastructure, multinational student-friendly atmosphere and a variety of educational programs offered at quite affordable tuition costs that vary from USD 1,500 to USD 2,500 depending upon the major\profession chosen.

Currently, over 4600 undergraduates, postgraduates and trainees from all over Russia and 34 foreign countries study at the Institutes and Higher Schools of the University generating friendly multinational student community. The graduates of the University live and work in more than 120 countries worldwide.

Today 8 Institutes and Higher Schools of the University provide multilevel educational programs leading to BA, Specialist, MA and PhD degrees including a wide selection of e-learning programs.

The Institute of International Relations provides students with the advanced knowledge and perspective in International Relations, World Economy, International Law, Advertisement and Public Relations, International Journalism and Conflict Management with a broad set of foreign languages which includes English, French, Spanish, German, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese, and Hebrew as an integral part of all programs. On the basis of the University operates one of the largest centers in the South of Russia in the sphere of international relations and international security.

Bachelor Programs (BA)

  • International Relations (International Security profile) with two foreign languages
  • Journalism (International Journalism)
  • Applied Political Science
  • Global Media and Communications
  • Public Relations in Politics and Business
  • World Economics

Master Programs (MA)

  • International Economic Relations
  • World Politics
  • Socio-Political Communications in Modern Society
  • International Public Relations
  • International Journalism

The Institute of Roman-Germanic Languages, Information and Humanitarian Technologies includes German and English languages Department, Department of Spanish and English Languages, French and English Languages Department, which prepares tutors of foreign languages, experts in Cross-Cultural Communication, Pedagogical Education, Applied Informatics in Management, Computer Technologies, Information Security, Socio-Cultural Work Management, Sports and Recreation Management with two foreign languages learning.

Bachelor Programs (BA)

  • Linguistics (Theory and Practice of Cross-Cultural Communication-German & English\ French & English\ Spanish & English)
  • Linguistics (Theory and Practice of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures –German & English\ French & English)
  • Pedagogical Education (Teaching Spanish & English)
  • Innovation Studies (Innovative Projects Management in Industry)
  • Information Security (Information Protection Technologies)
  • Applied Informatics (Informatics in Management)
  • Pedagogical Education ( Teaching Mathematics and Informatics)
  • Management of Socio-Cultural Sphere
  • Sports and Recreational Tourism Management

Master Programs (MA)

  • Administration of Innovations and Social Transformations   
  • Applied Informatics in Management  
  • Information Security and Information Protection Technologies  
  • Mathematics
  • Informatics and Information-Communicative Technologies
  • Recreational Work
  • Socio-Cultural Management

The Institute of Translatology and Multilanguage Studies trains teachers and translators\interpreters of English, French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and Polish. The department of Multilingualism is unique in offering simultaneous studies of 4 foreign languages (English, German, French, and Spanish). Along with that, the Department of Literary Work provides training of not only specialists in literary translation but also future talented writers and poets, while the Department of Language Arts is focused on Russian language and Literature studies along with a unique major Russian as Foreign Language that allows graduates to teach Russian to foreigners.

Bachelor Programs (BA)

  • Linguistics (Translation and Interpretation – English & French\English & Spanish\German & English\Arabic & English\ Farsi & English)
  • Linguistics (Theory and Practice of Multilinguism- simultaneous studies of English, German, French, Spanish)
  • Translation (Special Translation in Oil and Gas Industry- English & Chinese)
  • Translation (Translation in Tourism and Tour Business – English & Chinese)
  • Translation (Linguist-Translator in International Relations – Arabic & English\ Turkish & English
  • Creative Writing (Writer, Translator of Fiction Literature)
  • Pedagogical Education (Philology)
  • Pedagogical Education (Teaching Russian & Chinese languages)
  • Pedagogical Education (Teaching Russian Language and Literature)

Master Programs (MA)

  • Literary Education    
  • Lingua-Pedagogical Models of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language  
  • Teaching Foreign Languages (Chinese)  
  • Theory of Translation and Multi-Language Communication

The Institute of Foreign Languages and International Tourism   along with English studies offers also French, Spanish, Italian and German programs in training teachers of those languages and experts in Cross-Cultural Communication as well as intensive training of professionals in International Tourism, Hotel Management and Customs with an applied foreign language as a constituent of educational programs.

Bachelor Programs (BA)

  • Linguistics (Theory and Practice of Cross-Cultural Communication- English\Italian\Spanish\French\German)
  • Pedagogical Education (Teaching English and German)
  • Tourism(Tour Agency Operation and Management)
  • Hospitality (Hotel Management)
  • Service (Real Estate Expertise and Evaluation)
  • Customs

Master Programs (MA)

  • Teaching Foreign Languages (English)    
  • Cross-Cultural Communication in Innovative Administration and Business
  • Comparative Language and Cultures Studies (Romance and Germanic Languages)
  • International Hotel Industry

The Higher School of Administration offers a variety of majors in Government and Public Administration, Business Organization Management, Small Business Management, Social Work, Applied Psychology, History and Social Studies, Theology (State and Confessional Relations), History of International Relations, Psychological and Pedagogic Education etc. with applied languages also taught.

Bachelor Programs (BA)

  • Government and Public Administration
  • Management (Business Administration)
  • Management (Marketing & Logistics)
  • Economic Security (Economic and Legal Provisions of Economic Security)
  • Business Informatics (Information Technologies in Business)
  • History (History of International Relations)
  • Pedagogical Education (Teaching History and Social Science)
  • Oriental Studies (History of Asia and Africa Countries)
  • Theology (Government-Confessional Interrelations (Orthodox\Islamic components)
  • Social Work (Technologies of Administration in the Social Sphere)
  • Psychology (Applied Psychology)
  • Psychology (Psychology in Law Enforcement)
  • Conflict Management (Applied Conflictology)

Master Programs (MA)

  • Psychology in Social Sphere and Professional Activities  
  • Strategic Political Administration in Multicultural Environment   
  • Decision Making Support Systems in Economy and Business   
  • International Social Work
  • History (the North Caucasus in Russia Civilization Space XVIII-XXI centuries)
  • Philosophy of Administration and Methodology of Decision Making
  • Government-Confessional Interrelations (Orthodox\Islamic components)

Law School \ Juridical Institute provides training of professionals in different profiles of Law as well as court experts and jurisprudents with foreign languages applied skills.

Bachelor Programs (BA

  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Energetical Law
  • Forensics (Forensic Analysis and Investigation)
  • Judicial and Public Prosecution (Lawyer)

Master Programs (MA)

  • Lawyer in Government and Municipal Organizations  
  • Lawyer in Private Law
  • Legal Education

The Higher School of Design and Architecture trains highly qualified specialists in the field of Design, Civil Architecture and Applied and Decorative Arts providing studies of classical and modern techniques of Artwork and Architectural Design starting from initial sketch project to final piece of art and design. The students are professionally educated to a high level of artistic and project culture and regularly participate at different art exhibitions with their creative artworks and design projects.

Bachelor Programs (BA)

  • Architecture (Architectural Project Development)
  • Pedagogical Education (Teaching Visual Arts and English language)
  • Design (Communicative Design)
  • Design (Environmental Design)
  • Applied Decorative Arts and Crafts (Artistic Textile)

Institute of Distant Education (e-learning) gives an opportunity of extra-mural distant education in most of offered by Pyatigorsk State University majors thus providing a possibility to shape up individual schedule of studies and learning pace within each semester, to maintain constant individual contact with tutors and to obtain additional or double degree simultaneously with studies at any other home university or college.

  • Applied Informatics
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Business Informatics
  • Law
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Media Communication
  • Journalism
  • Hotel Management
  • Tourism
  • Pedagogical Education (Russian and Chinese languages\ Russian Language and Literature\ English and German Languages\ History and Social Science) etc.