Grad. Program: German and Russian Studies (University of Missouri)

Deadline: January 1, 2020

The University of Missouri Department of German and Russian Studies invites qualified candidates to apply to our MA program in Russian Studies. The MA is a two-year, intensive course of study with an emphasis on literature and intellectual history, and with opportunities for cross-disciplinary coursework. Students may also earn a Minor in College Teaching.

Eligible applicants may receive a graduate assistantship (on a competitive basis) that covers tuition and pays a stipend. Graduate assistants typically help teach either in a beginning Russian sequence or in the writing-intensive civilization course.

The Russian Studies program at the University of Missouri is small but active, and students receive careful advising to help develop their particular study and research interests. The MA program also offers mentoring and resources for career readiness and professionalization.

Faculty specialties include Russian narrative traditions, modernist and contemporary poetry, post-Soviet literature and culture, Russian intellectual history and religious philosophy, and digital humanities approaches. As part of the vibrant Department of German and Russian Studies, Russian MA students have access to courses co-taught with German faculty across German and Russian traditions. Such courses include “Totalitarian Culture” and “Revolution and Media in a Global Perspective.” Students may also earn a wide variety of graduate minors from across the College of Arts & Sciences, such as the Minor in College Teaching, the Minor in German or the Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. (See )

The GRE is not required; TOEFL (for international applicants), is. Non-US citizens and non-US residents should apply by January 1, 2020, as well as those wishing to be considered for teaching assistantships. To be considered, as an international applicant, for a teaching assistantship, a minimum TOEFL score of 23 is generally required. More information about the program can be found here:

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Martha Kelly, Director of Graduate Studies, at