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Ph.D. Program

The following information is for current doctoral students of the Slavic Languages and Literatures Program.

If you are still interested in the Slavic and Eurasian Studies program, please visit our MA in Area Studies website

Course requirements

In addition to Comprehensive Examinations and the successful defense of a Dissertation, 33 hours of coursework are required for the PhD in Slavic  Languages and Literatures .

Language proficiency 

A primary and a secondary Slavic language must be designated.  One course and two exams must be taken in the primary Slavic language.  The primary language may be the native language of the student, in which case these requirements will be waived, as appropriate.

Fields of concentration


1.  The following three major fields of concentration are available:

  • Applied linguistics/pedagogy
  • Literature and culture
  • Slavic linguistics.


2.  A minor field of concentration, different from the major field, is selected as follows:

If the major is Applied linguistics/pedagogy, then the minor is typically one of the following fields:

  • Literature and culture
  • Slavic linguistics
  • General linguistics

If the major is Literature and culture, the minor is typically one of the following fields:

  • Applied Linguistics/Pedagogy
  • Slavic linguistics
  • Comparative literature
  • Art, Drama, or Music

If the major is Slavic linguistics, then the minor is typically one of the following fields:

  • Applied Linguistics/Pedagogy
  • Literature and culture
  • General linguistics
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