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Master of Arts in Russian & Slavonic Studies

Before applying, please send an informal letter of intent or inquiry to Dr. Barabtarlo at either the physical address or e-mail address to the right.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 1 (domestic); December 15 (international)
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 English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

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

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies 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
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume (optional)
  • Writing sample (optional)

Admission Contact Information

Director of Graduate Studies
Tim Langen

Administrative Assistant
Olivia Cordray

451 Strickland
Columbia, MO 65211