Graduate Guidelines

The Graduate 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 2020) aims to bring the Guidelines into line with USC’s new rules and procedures.

The Graduate Guidelines may be downloaded here.

MA Reading List

The Ph.D. Reading List is currently being revised. Please consult with the Chair of your Qualifying Exam Committee.

Department Website Profile

Graduate students are required to update their profiles on the department website at the start of each academic year. Instructions for updating your profile can be found online. We encourage you to include a recent photo.

Online Request Form for Professional Development Funds

Graduate Students in Slavic may submit this form at any time. Please note, however, that requests will be considered four times a year: October 1, December 1, February 15, and April 15. You will be notified by email of the funding decision.

Examples of professional development activities include, but are not limited to, the following: travel to present a conference paper; travel to conduct research; supplementary education, such as summer language coursework; and other forms of specialized professional training.

Department Office

Deborah Russo

Department Director of Undergraduate Program

Prof. Evgeny Dengub

Department Director of Graduate Program

Prof. Kelsey Rubin-Detlev