The Guidelines are meant both to help guide doctoral candidates in our department through the maze of university requirements and also to lay out our own special departmental practices and requirements.
Both the faculty and graduate students in the Slavic Department are governed by current university rules as presented in the University of Southern California Catalogue Students will benefit greatly by reviewing the Graduate School Policies and Requirements thoroughly and early in their program. The following guidelines are meant to orient you in certain university and departmental procedures, but do not replace them or exhaust all possible situations and issues.
Explanations of the academic policies at USC, copies of some of the forms you will have to fill out, and other useful advice can be found on the Web site of the Graduate School.
The current revision (Fall 2015) aims to bring the Guidelines into line with USC's new rules and procedures.