Russian and Slavic Studies (MA)

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Program Description

The department offers an interdisciplinary MA in Russian and Slavic studies, a program that allows students to take Russia-related courses in departments across NYU. In addition to the departmental curriculum’s particular strengths in literature, history, and film, the course of study can encompass a wide variety of specializations, from anthropology and politics to music, linguistics, and performance studies. With its focus on interdisciplinarity and comparative methodologies, the program can serve as excellent preparation for graduate study at the PhD level. It also provides a thorough grounding in the Russia field for terminal MA students who choose to pursue a career in this area.

Students applying to the MA program must hold a BA degree and have a basic knowledge of the Russian language. Usually students have an undergraduate degree in Russian, but majors in other subjects may be accepted.


All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

See Russian and Slavic Studies for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.