Grad. Program: MA/PhD Program in Slavic Studies (The Ohio State University)

Deadline: December 1, 2021; March 1, 2022

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 2022. 

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).

We are also admitting students for our new terminal MA program, the Russian for the Professions specialization. This program strives to bring students to the advanced level on the ACTFL scale and will feature curriculum focused on advanced Russian language, developing applied language skills, and application in different professional fields, such as research, translation, film and media studies, gender studies, and the problems of global human trafficking.

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; and medieval Slavic texts. The first two years of study for MA/Ph.D. students 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 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 related subjects.  

To learn more about the Department and how to apply, please visit Inquiries should be addressed to Alexander Burry, Graduate Studies Director, at Applications must be received by December 31 to be considered for funding. Self-funded candidates should apply by March 31.