How to apply

We are a small and exclusive program, and generally admit roughly 4 to 5 students per year. 

Typical student profile for the M.A. in Russian Culture
  • Superior undergraduate record
  • At least three years of Russian language instruction
  • Some course work in Russian studies

Typical student profile for the M.A. in Slavic & Eurasian Studies
  • Superior undergraduate record
  • Applicants are strongly advised to finish one year of language instruction in Polish or Turkish and/or several years of Russian language instruction.
  • Some course work in Slavic and Eurasian studies

Application Requirements

A completed application includes:

  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Official scores on the General GRE test
  • Nonrefundable application fee

We recommend that you review admissions frequently asked questions before submitting your application.

Online Application

Applications are online, and administered by the Graduate School. Review application instructions here:

Graduate School Admissions Office
127 Allen Building
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0065
Tel: (919) 684-3913