About Our Programs
Our graduate programs provide comprehensive advanced training in Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures. The Slavic division of our Department has distinguished itself, since its establishment in 1969, by the regional breadth and disciplinary diversity of its program coverage. Our Department has maintained a firm commitment to its mandate as a Slavic and not merely Russian program, providing training in the literatures, languages, and cultures of several other Slavic languages and Hungarian.
We offer master's degrees in the following:
- Russian Literature and Culture - At the M.A. level, this track focuses on Russian literature and culture since the beginning of the 19th century.
- Comparative Slavic and East European Literatures and Cultures - Our unique program in Comparative Slavic and East European Literatures and Cultures is modeled on Comparative Literature programs and has been designed to accommodate growing student interest in academic and professional opportunities relating to Central and Eastern Europe, enabling students to develop comparative expertise in Russian literature and culture and another East European literature and culture.
The M.A. Programs offered by the UNC-CH Slavic division of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures equip students to pursue a variety of career options, as well as preparing students for doctoral study and academic positions in the Slavic and East European field. Students are provided with a solid grounding in their respective fields, as well as training in the analytical, writing, and presentation skills desirable for a wide variety of careers (business, communications, government service, secondary and professional education, academic and nonprofit administration, library science). And researching and writing the M.A. thesis often helps students decide whether they wish to commit themselves to a traditional scholarly career, or whether they wish to explore other field-related professional opportunities.