Degree Requirements

M.A. Degree Requirements

Prerequisites for Admission

  • 30 semester hours of credit in an appropriate Slavic language and literature (of which 12 hours must have been taken on the junior/senior level), or the equivalent of such study.

Non-thesis Degree

  1. At least 30 hours of graduate work in Slavic languages and literatures including SLAV 710 and SLAV 740, 3 courses in Slavic literature, 3 courses in Slavic linguistics, and 2 courses in either Slavic literature or linguistics. At least 1 of the literature or linguistics courses must be a graduate seminar.
  2. A written and oral examination.

Thesis Degree

  1. At least 24 hours of graduate work in Slavic languages and literatures, including SLAV 710 and SLAV 740, 3 courses in Slavic literature, and 3 courses in Slavic linguistics.
  2. A thesis for which 6 credit hours may be allowed (not to be included in the 24-hour minimum).
  3. A written and oral examination.

For students who plan to continue in the graduate program, the M.A. written and oral examination serves as a qualifying examination for advancement to Ph.D. work. For students who seek only the M.A. degree, successful completion of the M.A. written and oral examination signals the end of the program.

Students planning to work toward the Ph.D. may begin study of a second Slavic language during their M.A. work. Such study does not count toward M.A. degree requirements.

Students completing the M.A. degree without intent to continue to Ph.D. work have the opportunity, in consultation with the graduate advisor, to adjust their program to meet specific career goals.

Contact Info

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2134
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3313
http://www2.ku.edu/~slavic/
William J. Comer, Chair
785-864-2848
wjcomer@ku.edu

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2134
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3313
http://www2.ku.edu/~slavic/
Stephen M. Dickey, Director of Undergraduate Studies
785-864-3313

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2134
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3313
http://www2.ku.edu/~slavic/
Maria Carlson, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-3313
mcarlson@ku.edu
Ani Kokobobo, Associate Director for Graduate Studies for Recruitment
785-864-2352
akokobobo@ku.edu
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