The M.A. and Ph.D. programs provide rigorous professional training in Slavic Languages and Literatures in a supportive and interdisciplinary atmosphere.
Students study to become generalists in Slavic languages and literatures while at the same time choosing from a variety of more specific areas within the broader field. Many students also take advantage of close ties with specialists in Russian History, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media Studies, and Anthropology. The Department's academic program, faculty-student mentoring, training in language pedagogy, and support for early publications have consistently produced fine scholars who have succeeded in the highly competitive academic job market.
To get a sense of the intellectual atmosphere of the department, please consult the pages in this section and contact the appropriate person if you have any questions about our programs.
Applying to the Department: The University of Chicago offers generous fellowship support to applicants admitted to our doctoral program. Please refer to the Prospective Students pages on the divisional website for more information on the application process, grants and fellowships, and financial aid. To apply to the program, please use the Division's Online Application.