M.A. On Campus

Slavic and Eurasian Cultures

Duke University

24 months
57900 USD/year
57900 USD/year
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Students typically enter the Master of Arts Degree in Slavic and Eurasian Cultures program at Duke University one year of language instruction in Polish or Turkish and/or several years of Russian language instruction to enable them to do research in the original language.


Candidates for this Master in Slavic and Eurasian Cultures program at Duke University must achieve language proficiency the equivalent of three years of Polish or Turkish language instruction. 

Master's candidates who are in residence should complete all requirements within two calendar years of their first registration. We require that all Master of Arts candidates complete and defend a master's thesis by the end of their studies (typically, the fourth semester).

Transfer Credits

A maximum of six units of graduate credit may be transferred from an accredited school, although such a transfer will not reduce the minimum number of units taken at Duke.  A minimum grad of "G" or "B" (or their equivalent) must have been earned on any work proposed for transfer credit. 

Graduate Student Advising

During the first year of the M.A. program, graduate students are advised by the Director of Graduate Studies.  We urge students to start thinking about a specialization as well as a possible master's thesis topic during this year.  In the second year, students should meet each semester with the DGS to be sure they are meeting requirements; they also may designate a separate thesis advisor with whom they will work throughout the year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Russian and Slavic Linguistics
  • Borderland and Battleground: A Journey Through Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe
  • Semiotics of Culture
  • Semiotics and Linguistics (DS4)
  • Stylistic and Compositional Elements of Scholarly Russian
  • Theory and Methods of Comparative Linguistics
  • Cognitive and Neurolinguistics
  • The Struggle for Justice and Faith: Russian Literature and Culture, 1855-1900
  • The Russian Novel
  • Russian Modernism
  • Language and the Law
  • Geopolitics & : From Bosnia to Afghanistan
  • Geopolitics and Globalization: From Bosnia to Afghanistan
  • The Politics of Language
  • Around the Bloc: Cold War Culture in the USSR and Eastern Europe
  • Turkey: Muslim and Modern
  • Trauma and Nostalgia: East European Film in the 21st Century
  • Special Topics in Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Three recommendations
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
  • English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results 
  • Interview and/or a video introduction
  • Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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