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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Pittsburgh , PA

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University of Pittsburgh

Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Russian literature and culture
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Film studies Russian literature and culture
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Russian literature and culture

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
2 Foreign Languages
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9
Applied
4
Accepted
1
Enrolled
44%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample in English or Russian
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample in English or Russian

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

8
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 12%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (12%)
Female (87%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 1
Male (7)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Russian cinema and media, twentieth-century and contemporary Russian culture, digital humanities, applied linguistics and language pedagogy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
266,000

Location & Contact

Address 1228 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. David J. Birnbaum
Co-Chair
Email: djbpitt@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-5712
Fax: 412-624-9714

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