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M.A. in Russian and Comparative Literature

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature offer a joint master's degree in Russian and 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. will acquire an in-depth understanding of Russian literature and culture and will be proficient in Russian and one other 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.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the M.A. degree must earn a minimum of 33 credits of which at least 18 must be at the 500 level.

Required courses in Russian include RUS 501 (Readings in Russian Literature), RUS 525 (Pushkin), plus an additional 12 credits.

Required courses in comparative literature include CMLIT 501 plus an additional 12 credits in comparative literature.

Also required are an additional 3 credits in Russian, comparative literature, or another approved area; passing of a proficiency examination in Russian; demonstration of reading knowledge of one other foreign language; and the completion of an acceptable M.A. paper.

For more information, visit the University Graduate Degree Programs Bulletin.