MA in Russian and Slavonic Studies

Admission Contact Information

Professor Martha Kelly

Martha Kelly
451 Strickland Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-4328

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 1 (domestic); December 15 (international)
   Note: to be eligible for a teaching assistantship, application must be received by March 1
Spring deadline: September 1 (domestic); May 1 (international)

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

Internet-based test (iBT) Paper-based test (PBT)
61 Effective July 1, 2015 must have score of 80 500 Effective July 1, 2015 must have score of 550

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

Required Application Materials

To the Office of Graduate Studies:

  • All required Graduate Studies documents

To the Program:

  • 2 letters of recommendation

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 30 hours of graduate-level courses with a GPA of B or higher. In accordance with the Office of Graduate Studies policy, no fewer than 24 of these must be Russian and Slavonic Studies courses at the 7000 or 8000 level, with at least 12 at the 8000 level. In addition, students must demonstrate adequate language skills in English and Russian.


A master’s thesis is optional.