Department ofGermanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Slavic: Integrated B.A./M.A.

Slavic: Integrated B.A./M.A.

Penn State undergraduate students majoring in Russian can earn an M.A. degree in International Affairs with only one additional year of study through the integrated undergraduate-graduate degree program offered by the School of International Affairs and the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at Penn State. Select students may be eligible for a tuition waiver and paid research position during their fifth year.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled in the Russian program at Penn State
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and a GPA of at least 3.5 in all major-related coursework
  • An approval from the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Application Materials

  • Online application ( with $65 non-refundable application fee
  • One letter of recommendation from a German Faculty member
  • 2-page personal statement describing the applicant’s academic goals and career plans
  • Plan of study completed with the applicant’s academic adviser
  • Official GRE or SAT scores

For more information on the IUG program or to begin the application process, please email  with a request to review your eligibility.