M.A. in Slavic Linguistics
The M.A. in Slavic Linguistics provides students with a theoretical introduction to three major areas of study in the field of Russian linguistics (Synchronic, Historical, and Second Language Acquisition); to give them a thorough knowledge of contemporary linguistic approaches to the structure and history of Russian; to enable them to develop an area of secondary specialization in a language or language(s) other than Russian and a breadth of knowledge in related areas (general linguistics and Slavic or Balkan literature/cultural studies); and to professionalize them so that they will be prepared to conduct independent research, give presentations to conferences, publish articles in peer-reviewed venues, and teach at the college level.
To receive an M.A. in Slavic Linguistics, students must complete the following requirements:
M.A. examination (see Program Benchmarks)
Credit hour and enrollment requirements, according to Graduate School rules
Students who wish to move into the Ph.D. program after completing the M.A. are additionally required to write an M.A. Paper or M.A. Thesis. Neither the M.A. Paper nor M.A. Thesis is required for a terminal M.A. degree.
Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics
The Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics furthers the scholarly development and professionalization of students working towards a career of teaching and research. Graduates will gain experience in conducting independent research, giving presentations to conferences, submitting articles to peer-reviewed venues, and teaching at the college level.
To receive a Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics, students must complete the following requirements:
Russian proficiency exam (if not completed at the M.A. level)
Credit hour and residency requirements, according to Graduate School rules
Written candidacy examination
Oral candidacy examination
Dissertation and oral defense
For more information about these requirements, see the Program Benchmarks link to the right.