Graduate Bulletin


Program Leading to the Master of Arts in Russian

General Sequence (30 credits minimum)

  1. All students are required to complete an 16-credit core program consisting of the following coursework: Rus 501 (3), 4 additional credits of advanced language, and 8 credits in Russian literature, of which 4 must be in 19th and 4 must be in 20th century literature. Remaining 14 credits are electives. Up to 6 credits of the 14 may be taken in other academic fields as advised.
  2. Satisfactory completion of a Russian proficiency examination.
  3. Satisfactory completion of a major field examination in Russian language and literature.
  4. Foreign language requirement. Competence in a second foreign language (preferably German or French) is highly recommended, but it is not required for the master's degree.
Certificate of Advanced Study in Russian Translation

Students who have Master of Arts degrees (or the equivalent) in Russian may apply for admission, to the Certificate in Russian Translation program. Candidates for the certificate follow normal graduate admissions procedures and must demonstrate advanced proficiency as determined by the Certificate Program Committee.

Coursework for the certificate includes a minimum of 30 semester credits including: Rus 601(3); Rus 602(2), Rus 603(2); Rus 604(2); Rus 605(4); Rus 610(4); Rus 615(2); Rus 620(3); and supporting courses as advised. The certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the coursework and a field examination of written translation and consecutive interpreting.

Combined B.A-M.A. Program

Qualified undergraduates may apply for admission to the M.A. program and, if accepted, simultaneously work toward completion of requirements for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. See Combined Baccalaureate- Master's Degree Programs for details.

Study in the Commonwealth of Independent States (Russia)

Students enrolled in the M.A. and certificate program are eligible to apply for the SUNY-Moscow State University Exchange of graduate students. This program enables qualified degree candidates to spend 1-2 semesters of study and research in Russia.