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Russian, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #262 (QS) , AZ,
The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies offers a diversified and balanced program of study that includes courses in literature, grammar, conversation, linguistics, and culture. Most literature courses are conducted in Russian. The emphasis is on the acquisition of practical skills as preparation for continued study, research, teaching, government service, and business careers.

About

The MA Program in Russian requires the completion of at least 33 units of graduate level study. The department offers two tracks in its degree program; one in Language, Literature, and Linguistics (LLL) and one in Russian and East European Studies (REES).

The prerequisite for the Language, Literature, and Linguistics track is a Bachelor's Degree including at least 16 acceptable units of upper-division work in Russian.

The prerequisite for the REES track is a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of the equivalent of two years of study of the Russian language. If undergraduate language work beyond this minimum is deemed necessary, the graduate advisor and student may devise a program of study which will allow the student to attend graduate classes (taught in English) in such departments as History, Political Science, Geography, Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, and possibly others, while working to advance his/her Russian language skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structure of Russia
  • Advanced Reading
  • Oral Communication
  • History of the Russian Language
  • Century Russian Literature

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Domestic Applicants:

    • Fall: April 1
    • Spring: October 1

    International Applicants:

    • Fall: December 1
    • Spring: June 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • GPA 3.00
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Audio file(mp3,wav)on CD or flash drive in Russian and English (short biography and reading of literary text in each language) - International applicants only
  • GRE optional (used as an additional aid in decision making)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36566 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36566 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    36400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36400 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12400 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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