What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Slavic Languages & Literatures builds further on the foundational knowledge and the structured classroom learning that students engaged in during M.A. work. Working under the close mentorship of their advisors, Ph.D. students develop a minor in a related field, learn advanced pedagogical and interpretive strategies, continue to improve language skills, and engage in self-motivated, independent study to develop an area of specialization.

Areas of Concentration

Two concentrations are offered in the Ph.D. program:

Russian Literature
Slavic Linguistics

PhD students who focus their studies on Russian literature and Slavic linguistics have a full-service curriculum from which to choose their courses.

PhD students interested in Russian culture, intellectual history, Slavic folklore, or interdisciplinary themes pursue their studies through the Russian literature PhD concentration.

PhD students interested in working in the field of Slavic language pedagogy pursue their studies through the Slavic linguistics PhD concentration.

Doctoral Study in the department Slavic Languages and Literatures can be tailored to the doctoral student's interests and future research plans. Doctoral study allow students to pursue a knowledge of a second Slavic language and literature, a minor field, as well as in-depth preparation leading to the doctoral dissertation.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$23,257.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


University of Kansas - Shorelight

1450 Jayhawk Blvd,



66045, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students from other countries should have Bachelor's Degree with a 3.0 GPA equivalent to USA.


Direct Master's Accelerator (1 semesters): 6.5 No sub score below 6

Advanced Master's Accelerator (1 semesters): 6 No sub score below 5.5


Direct Master's Accelerator (1 semesters): 84 No sub score below 23 (except speaking)

Advanced Master's Accelerator (1 semesters): 70 No sub score below 19 (except speaking)

PTE Academic

Direct Master's Accelerator (1 semesters ): 58 No sub score below 53 (except speaking)

Advanced Master's Accelerator (1 semesters): 51 No sub score below 47


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