General Info

  • Faculty working with students: 9
  • Students: 1
  • Students receiving Financial Aid: 0%
  • Part time study available: Yes
  • Application terms: Fall
  • Application deadlines: Not accepting applications for 2024.
Application Info


Mustafa Tuna
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Duke University
Box 90259
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-3140



Program Description

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies offers graduate training leading to the M.A. degree in Russian culture.  Languages offered: Russian (six years). Areas of specialization include art history, cultural anthropology, cultural studies, economics, film, gender studies, history, legal studies, linguistics, literature, political science, public policy, theater and performance studies, translation, and visual and information literacy. Students have the opportunity to participate in our Duke international  program abroad in Nice, France and Tallinn, Estonia for Russian Language and Culture, as well as other related study-abroad programs and internships. The Department maintains a cooperative relationship with the departments of Economics, Cultural Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Literature, and Theater, the programs in Jewish Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke, as well as with related programs at UNC-Chapel Hill.


Application Information

Application Terms Available: Fall

Application Deadlines: January 31

Graduate School Application Requirements
See the Application Instructions page for important details about each Graduate School requirement.

  • Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts required with application submission; official transcripts required upon admission
  • Letters of Recommendation: 3 Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Résumé: Required
  • GRE Scores: GRE General (Optional for 2023)
  • English Language Exam: TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test required* for applicants whose first language is not English
    *test waiver may apply for some applicants
  • GPA: Undergraduate GPA calculated on 4.0 scale required
  • Writing Sample (see departmental guidance below)

Writing Sample
The electronic submission of a writing sample (no more than ten pages in length) must be uploaded in the Departmental Requirements Section of the application.

We strongly encourage you to review additional department-specific application guidance from the program to which you are applying: Departmental Application Guidance