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Slavic Languages and Literatures

University of Pittsburgh

24 months
40894 USD/year
40894 USD/year
24118 USD/year
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The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh offers a PhD that includes the MA Degree as a required step toward the PhD. The program encourages interdisciplinary work in training future scholars in Slavic Studies and it prepares students to be competitive on the national job market.

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The graduate faculty’s scholarly expertise allows students to develop a foundation in Russian with special emphasis on culture and cinema from the Enlightenment to the present. The graduate curriculum challenges students to develop their own research questions informed by theoretical paradigms that have emerged over recent years across the humanities and social sciences.

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We offer a master degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. Together with the curriculum, the scholarly profile of the department provides a framework to develop a solid knowledge of the cultural trajectory of the Russian-speaking world; analytic-conceptual skills for critical engagement with formalist, structuralist, and postmodern theoretical models; and writing skills necessary in the field of Russian cultural studies.

The department hosts a weeklong annual Russian Film Symposium invites internationally known scholars, journalists, critics, to campus to participate in discussion and share their research, supporting a lively and collegial intellectual environment beyond the classroom setting. In addition to their degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures, our students are required to pursue a certificate or related area in programs such as Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Gender, Sexualilty, and Women's Studies , East European Studies, or in another related area.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Post-Soviet Russian Cinema
  • The Anti-Imperialist Empire: Formations of Second-World Culture
  • 18th Century Russian Literature
  • Sentimentalism & Romanticism 
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Socialist Realism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript copies UPLOADED online. Undergraduate transcripts are required.
  • Three letters of recommendation (online submissions)
  • Writing Sample (in English); a Russian sample can also be submitted (optional)
  • Non-US Citizens:  TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • International Applicants: Upon learning of your decision to our offer, we will forward your information to the Office of International Services (OIS). At that point, you will be contacted by OIS directly on how to submit your financial documentation. 

Tuition Fee

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    40894 USD/year
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  • In-State

    24118 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24118 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
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