Graduate Studies

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University has one of the premier comprehensive graduate programs in the country.  It offers M.A. and Ph.D. programs in two fields: Slavic Literature, Film, and Cultural Studies, Second Language Acquisition, and Slavic Linguistics. The faculty place strong emphasis on mentoring graduate students in their research, teaching, and professionalization. In addition to completing a set of basic requirements, students are also given the flexibility to develop their own specialized scholarly interests. They are provided with generous financial support, extensive teacher training, and resources for professional development. The Department has an excellent record of postgraduate job placement.  In recent years, it has placed some of its Ph.D. graduates in tenure-track or lecturer positions at such institutions as East Carolina University, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Kansas, College of William and Mary, Brigham Young University, Dickinson College, Grinnell College, Indiana University, Middlebury College, University of Montana, University of New Mexico, University of Pittsburgh, University of Toronto, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, and Union College.  Branching out into ever more diverse fields, other graduates have chosen careers in editing, government, and translation. 

The Department's graduate course offerings appeal to a range of intellectual interests.  For the Slavic Linguistics specialization, we offer courses on the structure and history of Russian and of the South Slavic, West Slavic, and non-Slavic Balkan languages. We also offer seminars on different aspects of linguistic theory (e.g. morphology, pragmatics) and language acquisition. For the Slavic Literature, Film, and Cultural Studies specialization, we currently offer courses on classical, modernist, Soviet, émigré, and postmodern Russian and East Central European literatures; literary, film, and cultural theory; transpositions of literature into other media; gender and feminist studies; and national identity. 

For more information on the Graduate Programs in the Slavic Department at Ohio State, please visit our prospective students page.