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Slavic Cultures, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #18 (QS) , NY,
The interdisciplinary MA in Slavic Cultures now serves a broad spectrum of students interested in the languages, cultures, and history of that region.


This program is designed for graduate students with interdisciplinary interests in Russia and/or Eastern Europe and leads only to the freestanding M.A. degree. It does not lead toward a doctorate. The program is normally completed in two or three semesters.  Part-time students must complete the program within four years. Note that two Residence Units (RU) are required for the M.A. Degree.

Educational goals:

Students will

  • expand their general knowledge of Slavic cultures;
  • encounter cross-disciplinary strategies and tools for studying the cultural and intellectual history as well as the social and political present of the Slavic peoples;
  • learn the skills associated with independent research and academic writing.

Programme Structure

    Coursework: at least 30 points at the graduate level (numbered 4000 and above), selected in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies. These may be relevant courses in departments other than Slavic, such as Art History and Archeology, Film, Comparative Literature and Society, History, Political Science, Human Rights, Economics, and Sociology. Up to eight points (two courses) may be taken for R credit. Students writing an M.A. Essay take a Directed Research course (for graded credit) with their essay adviser.  Courses taken P/F (pass/fail) normally do not count toward the degree.
         M.A. Essay or Comprehensive Examination: Students must either write an M.A. Essay (30 - 60 pages) or take a comprehensive exam on their course work.For further information, see M.A. Essay guidelines.

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 12 months
          • Credits
            30 alternative credits
          • Languages
            • Partially taught in English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

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          General Requirements

          You must specify in your application the department, doctoral program subcommittee, or free-standing master’s degree program in which you wish to study. If required, you must indicate the sub-field of study and the term for which you are applying. A complete application includes: 
          • transcripts of all previous post-secondary education 
          • a statement of academic purpose
          • a curriculum vitae or résumé
          • three letters of recommendation from academic sources 
          • GRE scores and, if applicable, results of the TOEFL or IELTS examination to fulfill the English Proficiency Requirement
          • a sample of scholarly writing, if required by the department or program
          • payment of the application fee

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            2018 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2018 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
          • National

            2018 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2018 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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          Living costs for Manhattan

          • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
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