The Graduate College considers for admission only those applicants who hold, or will be granted at the end of the current academic year, a baccalaureate, M.A., or equivalent degree comparable to that granted by the University of Illinois, and whose admission average is at least 3.0 (A=4.0). Admission averages are computed from the last sixty hours of undergraduate work and any graduate work completed. GRE scores are required for all students, TOEFL scores for foreign students. Learn how to apply online here. Some things to consider as you prepare your application.
Students applying to the Department are expected, in addition to the Graduate College requirements, to have had a minimum of three (preferably four) years of college-level Russian, or comparable proficiency, as well as course work in Russian literature. If a student plans to specialize in a language and literature other than Russian, comparable coursework is expected.
To be admitted, students who are not native speakers of English must take and pass the TOEFL examination (Test of English as a Foreign Language). They may be required to take, after enrolling, additional English language courses in the Division of English as an International Language.