Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2018
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia welcomes applications for two MA graduate programs, the MA in Contemporary Russian Studies and the MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures. The MA in Contemporary Russian Studies offers courses in Russian literature, language, culture, history, politics, art history, religious studies, and sociology, as well as further study in advanced Russian language. The student finishes this program with an MA thesis on a chosen research question. The MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures trains scholars primarily in Russian language, literature, and culture.
Among the distinctive aspects of UVA’s graduate programs in Slavic is rigorous training to a high level of proficiency in Russian language. Students have Oral Proficiency Interviews at each level of study. Students may attend regular Russian teas and a host of other events. The University makes funds available for graduate students to organize events related to Slavic cultures and to support foreign-language study and dissertation research abroad.
Other strengths of the UVA Slavic program include the opportunity to work with a distinguished faculty. Areas of faculty expertise include museum studies, prison-camp literature and gulag studies, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Nabokov, Russian philosophy and religion, the Russian utopian mind, and literary cartography. Students enjoy an effective faculty-student mentorship program and an excellent library collection.
UVA’s Slavic graduate students form an active community. They run a speaker series, host professionalization workshops, organize an annual conference, publish a newsletter, and enjoy convivial social gatherings.
The deadline for on-line applications for these MA programs is May 1, 2018.
For information about Slavic programs and the application process, please visit the Slavic Department website at: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/slavic/, or contact Director of Graduate Studies Edith W. Clowes at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.