Admissions

CHOOSING A PROGRAM

 

Doctoral programs 

The Department offers sequential programs (M.A./M.Phil./Ph.D.) for doctoral degrees in Russian Literature, in Russian Literature with a Certificate in Comparative Literature and Society, and in Czech, Polish, South Slavic, or Ukrainian Literature with a Certificate in Comparative Literature and Society. For more information about each program, please consult the individual listings under Programs of Study.

Master’s programs

The M.A. programs in Russian, Czech, Polish, South Slavic, and Ukrainian Literatures are freestanding degree programs and do not lead to the doctorate (though students may subsequently apply to the Ph.D. program). The Department also offers freestanding M.A. programs in Russian Translation and in Slavic Cultures. For more information about each program, please consult the individual listings under Programs of Study.

Linguistics

The Department provides coursework in Slavic linguistics, but it does not offer degrees in this field. Doctoral students may choose Slavic linguistics as their minor.

 

Prospective applicants are encouraged, when feasible, to visit the Slavic Department. Please contact the Director of Academic Administration and Finance, John Lacqua (jl808@columbia.edu) if you would like to arrange a visit. When the review of applications begins, the Department may request Skype interviews with applicants they have not met otherwise.