Grad. Program: Slavic Languages and Literatures (USC)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications from well-qualified students.

Our dynamic faculty have wide-ranging research interests with particular concentration in Russian literature and culture of the modern era.  In addition to the core of faculty whose focus is literature (Greta Matzner-Gore, Sarah Pratt, Kelsey Rubin-Detlev, Thomas Seifrid, and Alexander Zholkovsky) we have a specialist in eastern European cinema (Anna Krakus). We have just been joined by Professor Colleen McQuillen, a scholar of Russian modernism, who comes to us from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

We offer excellent opportunities for graduate support leading to the PhD, starting with standard five-year packages that include three years of fellowship support and two teaching years, tuition, and health insurance. 

Additionally, the Los Angeles area itself, with its abundance of cultural resources makes USC an exciting place at which to do graduate work (for a sampling of the areas attractions, see

Basic information about our faculty and program is available on our web site –  For information on how to apply, please see

Funding for graduate study at USC is generous but competitive, and deadlines for application matter. We continue to accept applications through March for the following fall semester, but the chance receiving funding diminishes significantly after January. Our financial support is intended to fund the entire course of PhD study (see Financial Support) and we admit only those students whom we are able to fund.