Russian Studies Degree Programs

Russian studies degree programs typically cover the culture, language and history of Russia. Learn about degree programs in Russian studies and job options for graduates. Schools offering Culture & Media Studies degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Degrees Are Available in Russian Studies?

You can find degrees is Russian studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Bachelor's programs typically take four years to complete and could prepare you for graduate study in Russian studies or a related field. You also could pursue a master's degree; these 2- to 3-year programs usually culminate in a thesis or comprehensive exam. The terminal degree in this field is a doctorate. Ph.D. programs generally take up to six years to complete and culminate in a dissertation, which is a work of original research that's overseen by an adviser or advisory committee. Russian studies also is offered as a concentration in some history degree programs.

Degree Levels Bachelor's, master's and doctorate programs are available
Common Courses Economics, history, culture, politics, law
Possible Careers Government agencies, education, private companies

What Might I Learn?

Programs in Russian studies typically offer an overview of Russian history, politics, culture and economics. You might learn about Russia's wars, leaders, artistic movements and its role in the global community. Most programs include a Russian language requirement as well. Master's and doctoral programs may provide training in professional research and pedagogy. In graduate programs, you might dedicate a year or more to your thesis or dissertation. Classes you might take include:

  • 19th-century Russian literature
  • Russian nationalism and cultural perspectives
  • The fall of the Russian empire
  • Russian law
  • Geopolitics and economics

What Jobs Could I Get?

An undergraduate degree in this field generally prepares you for further studies, but a master's degree or Ph.D. could make you eligible to work as a postsecondary teacher. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), postsecondary history teachers earned a median annual salary of $66,840 as of May 2014 (www.bls.gov). The BLS reported expected employment growth of 13% for postsecondary teachers between 2014 and 2024.

Additionally, completion of a graduate degree program in Russian studies could lead to a career in government or with a private company or nongovernmental organization. The U.S. Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency and the International Monetary Fund are a few potential employers.

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