University of Southern California

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Slavic Languages and Literatures


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90007

United States


(213) 740-2311

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.;, Ph.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate program combines traditional study of Russian literature and language with a more specialized concentration on such areas as literary theory, the relation of Russian literature to its cultural context, and the interrelation of Russian literature with cinema, painting, architecture, and theater. The focus is on the 19th and 20th centuries, the latter including Soviet, post-Soviet and emigre literature. The program's comparatively small size enables graduate students to work closely with the department's high caliber faculty. The doctoral degree is designed to prepare students for careers in university-level teaching and scholarship. The master's degree is intended primarily as preparation for doctoral study.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

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