Slavic Linguistics Concentration

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:

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:

  • Post-M.A. paper

  • Written candidacy examination

  • Oral candidacy examination

  • Dissertation prospectus

  • Dissertation and oral defense

For more information about these requirements, see the Program Benchmarks link to the right.