Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2018
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington invites applications to its M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Literature and Slavic Linguistics starting in Fall, 2019.
We seek students who have had at least four years of Russian language training and other related coursework (although those with less will still be considered). We also welcome applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures (or related fields). Please note we require a Skype interview, conducted partly in the relevant language, as part of our application process.
We offer our top applicant a three-year initial funding package (1 year of tuition/fee waiver and a generous stipend, plus two years of TAships/RAships).
Please note our recently revised PhD program aims for a more immediately research-focused five-year degree, in which students in their second year prepare a PhD reading list of primary and secondary sources, with an annotated bibliography of these materials to follow in the second and third years. In the third quarter of the third year students take two written exams closely related to their field of study. In the fall of their fourth year students compose a dissertation prospectus; that same quarter students take their oral exam, which covers the annotated bibliography and the prospectus. They then have the rest of year four as well as year five to finish the dissertation. Continue reading