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Note: The University is no longer accepting new applications for this program.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 1 (for international applicants and for all who wish to be considered for an assistantship)

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Undergraduate major or minor in Russian or equivalent

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Note: No language other than English and Russian is required for admission.

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Russian Studies Program

  • Two letters of recommendation from a college or university-level instructor
  • Resume/CV
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Statement of Interest addressing the following questions:
    • What draws you to the program and the subject matter we teach?
    • What specific background do you have that prepares you for our program?
    • How does our program fit in with your larger plans or goals for further academic study and/or career?”