What will I study in this field?

Starting with an intermediate background in Russian, a wide range of graduate programs enable you to focus on Russian Literature (Modern or Classical), Russian Culture, the structure of Russian, or teaching Russian. You can focus primarily in Russian, or do comparative study between Russian and any other languages.

What do Spanish specialists do in the Army?

Most serve as Foreign Area Officers (Functional Area 48), serving as attachés, security assistance officers, staff advisors on OSD/Joint/COCOM and operational staffs, and liaison officers to foreign militaries. Many will have the opportunity to teach Russian at USMA.

What kinds of Master's Degree predominate in the field?

MA in Russian/Slavic Languages and Cultures, MA in Russian Language and Literature, MA in Russian/Slavic/Eastern European/Central Asian Studies (with a focus in Russian)

What kinds of professionals study in a typical Russian program?

Most graduate students are studying toward a Ph.D. with the intent of teaching at the University level. Others may be studying for an MA in order to serve with a government agency like the State Department or an Intelligence agency.

Top Russian Programs for Army Officers:

  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • Indiana University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Kansas
West Point faculty members have attended graduate school through the Army. As a result, they`re familiar with most American universities and would be happy to advise you on this discipline as you consider your options. Feel free to give them a call at: (845)938-8738 or (845)938-8504. When you do so, make sure to identify yourself as a CSP-GRADSO holder.

Researching Potential Schools

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