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Russian (MA) 
Program Description

Major Description

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies offers a diversified and balanced program of study that includes courses in literature, grammar, conversation, linguistics, and culture. Most literature courses are conducted in Russian. The emphasis is on the acquisition of practical skills as preparation for continued study, research, teaching, government service, and business careers. The program leads to a Master of Arts degree with a major in Russian.

The MA Program in Russian requires the completion of at least 33 units of graduate level study. The department offers two tracks in its degree program; one in Language, Literature, and Linguistics (LLL) and one in Russian and East European Studies (REES).

The prerequisite for the Language, Literature, and Linguistics track is a Bachelor's Degree including at least 16 acceptable units of upper-division work in Russian.

The prerequisite for the REES track is a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of the equivalent of two years of study of the Russian language. If undergraduate language work beyond this minimum is deemed necessary, the graduate advisor and student may devise a program of study which will allow the student to attend graduate classes (taught in English) in such departments as History, Political Science, Geography, Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, and possibly others, while working to advance his/her Russian language skills.

* Every MA student will be expected to be enrolled in at least one department program course bearing 3 graduate units per semester.

The Arizona Russian Abroad programs provide an opportunity for Russian language study in St. Petersburg and Moscow. In addition, Arizona Russian Abroad provides an intensive business Russian program with internships in Russian and foreign firms that do business in Moscow. Information regarding these semester and summer programs may be obtained in the Russian and Slavic Languages Department, Learning Services, 305.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Russian and Slavic Studies -

MA in Russian

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies offers a diversified and balanced program of study including courses in language, literature, linguistics, and culture. The program of study leads to a Master of Arts degree in Russian and Slavic Studies. The emphasis is on the acquisition of practical skills as preparation for continued study, research, teaching, government service, and business careers.

The Professional MA in Russian

The University of Arizona’s School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC), Eller College of Management, School of Journalism, and School of Government and Public Policy share a strong commitment to educating future leaders of the new global economy in a world that increasingly requires the highest level of intercultural competence.

The Professional MA in Russian is a course of study that allows students to complete an emphasis in one of the following areas:

  1. Business Management
  2. Management Information Systems
  3. Marketing
  4. Journalism
  5. Collaborative Governance
 
College
College of Humanities  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Frank Simmons Whitehead
520-626-8123
Graduate Program Coordinator
Frank Simmons Whitehead
520-626-8123
Director of Graduate Studies
Grace E Fielder
520-621-7981
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi Renee Davenport
520-626-1930
 
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
  • GPA 3.00
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL 550 on the paper based (PB)or 79 on the internet based (IBT) or composite score of 7 (iBT)international students)
  • Audio file(mp3,wav)on CD or flash drive in Russian and English (short biography and reading of literary text in each language) - International applicants only
  • GRE optional (used as an additional aid in decision making)
 
Standardized Tests

TOEFL 550 on the paper based (PB)or 79 on the internet based (IBT) or composite score of 7 (iBT)

 
Financial Aid

Teaching Assistantships,
Tuition & Registration Scholarships,
Weinel Scholarships,
 

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: October 1

International Applicants:

  • Fall: December 1
  • Spring: June 1
 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 33
Core coursework: Overall LLL Track Coursework Requirements:
RSSS 515 Structure of Russian (3 units)
RSSS 515 Advanced Reading (3 units)**
RSSS 515 Oral Communication (6 units)**
RSSS 583 History of the Russian Language (3 units)
One other RSSS Russian linguistics course (3 units)
RSSS 696a Proseminar (3 units)
RSSS 696c 19th Century Russian Literature (3 units)
RSSS 696d 20th Century Russian Literature (3 units)
6 units of approved electives, 3 units of which are to be RSSS 579 for students who wish to serve as GATs in language classrooms.
If an optional thesis will be done, 3 or6 units of RSSS 910 Thesis. In the LLL track these 3 or 6 units of RSSS 910 may count as elective units toward the MA degree.

Overall REES Track Coursework Requirements:
RSSS 515 Structure of Russian (3 units)
RSSS 515 Advanced Reading (3 units)**
RSSS 515 Oral Communication (3 units)**
RSSS 505a Great Authors of the 19th Century (or RSSS 696c) (3 units)
RSSS 505b Great Authors of the 20th Century (or RSSS 696d) (3 units)
RSSS 696a Proseminar (3 units)
15 units of approved electives, 3 units of which are to be RSSS 579 for students who wish to serve as GATs in language classrooms. 3 of these units, not counting RSSS 579, must be taken from among departmental offerings.
RSSS 910 Thesis (3 or 6 units)


Language requirements: * If the computerized language placement exam and oral interview warrant, the student may be required to take during the first year other appropriate language coursework. In this of these case, RSSS 515 Structure of Russian would be taken during the second year.
** Students judged to have native-level Russian language proficiency will replace RSSS 515 Advanced Reading and RSSS 515 Oral Communication with other coursework approved by the Graduate Advisor/Director of Graduate Studies.

Other requirements: All coursework requirements must be completed with a mininum 3.0 GPA.
No more than 6 units of Independent Study coursework will be counted toward the MA degree requirements.

 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
http://russian.arizona.edu/graduate/program-tracks-requirements  
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Last revised 16 Sep 2014