12 months
39248 USD/year
23082 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University offer a joint master's degree in Russian and Comparative Literature.


This Russian and Comparative Literature M.A. program at Pennsylvania State University enables students to concentrate in Russian literature at the graduate level while having the advantages of a comparative context. Students completing this M.A. will acquire an in-depth understanding of Russian literature and culture and will be proficient in Russian and one other world language.


This program can prepare students for further graduate study in Russian, Slavic studies, or comparative literature, for service with governmental or non-governmental organizations, or for employment with an international corporation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Method in Literary Studies
  • Seminar in Russian Literature
  • Readings in Russian Literature
  • Studies in Literary Genres
  • Studies in Literary Periods and Movements
  • Studies in Literary Themes and Motifs
  • Comparative Poetics
  • Global Visual Culture
  • Comparative Modernisms
  • Theory and Practice of Translation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students with appropriate course backgrounds and a 3.00 junior/senior average (on a 4.00 scale) will be considered for admission. 
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required. 
  • It is expected that students entering this degree program will have proficiency in Russian language and will have completed the B.A. in Russian or Comparative Literature. 
  • Students in other humanistic fields such as philosophy or history who have studied some literature and are proficient in Russian are welcome to apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39248 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 39248 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23082 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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