The M.A. in Russian and Comparative Literature is offered jointly by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature. The program enables students to concentrate in Russian literature at the graduate level while having the advantages of a comparative context. Students completing this M.A. acquire an in-depth understanding of Russian literature and culture and are proficient in Russian and another foreign language. Graduates should be prepared for service with the U.S. government or an international corporation, or to continue graduate study either in Russian or comparative literature.