Grad Program: Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (Ohio State)

Deadline: December 31, 2020

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio welcomes applicants to our MA/Ph.D. program for Autumn semester 2021. 

The Department offers graduate students a stimulating intellectual environment and generous financial support.  Our graduate course offerings appeal to a broad range of intellectual interests, with three major areas of concentration: Literature, Film, and Cultural Studies; Slavic Linguistics; and Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Department faculty have expertise in classical, modernist, Soviet, émigré, and postmodern Russian, Central European, and South Eastern European literatures, film, and interdisciplinary cultural studies; transpositions of literature into other media; gender and feminist studies; digital humanities; print media; national identity; bilingualism; language and memory; pedagogy; the structure and history of the Slavic languages; Balkan linguistics; medieval Slavic texts; and morphology. The first two years of study include literature, linguistics, film, and SLA and help create a cohesive cohort of well-rounded scholars who then head into their research specializations.  

The Ohio State program offers graduate students a wide range of teaching opportunities and extensive teacher training in all levels of language, literature, film, culture, and themed courses. Applicants should have a background in Slavic Studies or a related field. Candidates for admission should give evidence of academic excellence and intellectual promise, as measured by criteria such as undergraduate grades, evaluations in letters of recommendation, and the quality of the writing sample. We particularly pay attention to a candidate’s undergraduate performance in Russian and/or other Slavic languages and in related subjects.  For the 2021 admissions cycle we have suspended our GRE requirement. 

To learn more about the Department and how to apply, please visit Inquiries should be addressed to Angela Brintlinger, Graduate Studies Director, at Applications must be received by December 31 to be considered for funding.