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Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures

12 months
43226 USD/year
38693 USD/year
12092 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The department works closely with the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, which awards a limited number of Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for language study. The Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures program is offered by The Ohio State University.


The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures has one of the premier comprehensive graduate programs in the country.

MA and PhD programs are offered in three fields: 

  • Slavic Literature, Film, and Cultural Studies
  • Slavic Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition

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.

Job placement 

The department has an excellent record of postgraduate job placement. In recent years, it has placed some of its PhD graduates in tenure-track or lecturer positions at such institutions as:

  • Brigham Young University
  • Dickinson College
  • Grinnell College
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Indiana University
  • University of Kansas
  • Middlebury College
  • University of Montana
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Washington
  • College of William and Mary
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Union College 

The department is also committed to providing the resources for graduate students to prepare for careers outside of academia, should they desire. We offer workshops on non-university careers and encourage students to earn certificates in translation, education, and other areas. Several graduates have chosen careers in editing, government, secondary school teaching, and translation work. The Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures program is offered by The Ohio State University.

The University Libraries have one of the largest collections of Slavic and East European materials in the U.S. The Hilandar Research Library offers unique access to more than a million folia of medieval and early modern Slavic manuscripts, including resources from more than 100 archives.

The Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies promotes research in the field through stipends, workshops, and conferences. The Theatre Research Institute includes an important collection of materials on modern Czech theatre. Students have the opportunity to attend frequent guest lectures and to participate in regular graduate student/faculty fora on Slavic Linguistics and Slavic Literature and Cultural Studies, as well as the Midwest Slavic Conference sponsored by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies. Graduate students are encouraged to go to regional, national, and international conferences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Polish Literature 
  • Russian Emigre Literature 
  • Utopia and Dystopia in Russian Literature 
  • The Russian Writer
  • Russian Media
  • Madness and Power in Russia 
  • Russian Translation: Theory, Practice, and the Profession 
  • Issues in 19th-Century Russian Literature 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last degree earned.
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program. Evidence usually comes in the form of transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work. 
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT) if the score is required by your program. Scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency; faxed or emailed scores are not considered. Note: Scores are valid for five years after your test date.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43226 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 43226 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    38693 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38693 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12092 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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