Graduate Programs

Our department teaches a rich variety of Slavic languages, including Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Ukrainian, and occasionally Bulgarian, Czech, and Romanian. A selective list of our faculty’s concentrations includes Russian, Czech, and former and post-Yugoslav literature and film; comparative literature; post-Soviet, Russian-Jewish, and general cultural studies (including studies in visual arts, gender, ethnicity, and nationalism; animal and environmental studies; disability studies; as well as death studies); and diachronic and synchronic linguistics (including syntax, semantics and pragmatics in a cross-cultural perspective).  

We also pride ourselves on our close ties with the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, as well as with other departments and programs, such as Cinema & Media Studies, Linguistics, History, Political Science, The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, Disability Studies, Anthropology, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, Scandinavian Studies, Comparative History of Ideas, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.  These relationships enhance our ability to carry out research and teaching missions in the broad area of Slavic, Eurasian, post-Soviet and Post-Socialist Studies, and provide our graduate students with an in-depth, comprehensive education in their chosen area of study. 


Information About

Master of Arts Program
Descriptions and requirements, including coursework and exams

Doctoral Program
Descriptions and requirements, including coursework and exams

How to Apply
Admission prerequisites, application materials, application instructions, and deadlines

Financial Support
Information about work-study positions, graduate fellowships, and teaching and research assistantships

Have Questions? Contact Us!

Dr. Barbara Henry
Graduate Program Adviser

Dr. José Alaniz 
Graduate Program Coordinator

UW Graduate School