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Graduate Student Examination and Portfolio Information

This page contains links to sites and PDF documents that are crucial for your success in graduate studies at the University of Kansas.  Check this page regularly for updates.

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Handbook

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures Advisor Change Policy 

Required MA-PhD Reading List

MA-Ph.D. Reading List - Russian literature concentration (pdf)

Ph.D. Reading List - minor in Polish literature (pdf)


MA-Ph.D Qualifying Exam Expectations (pdf)

Template: MA Terminal Exam (pdf)

Template: MA/PhD Qualifying Exam (pdf)

Ph.D. Portfolio Requirements (pdf)

The Slavic Department has changed the written portion of the comprehensive Ph.D. examination to the portfolio format (pdf). Students who entered the program before 1 August 2012 or received the MA degree before that date may choose either to take the timed written exams (pdf) or to work with the portfolio model. 


Preparing for the Dissertation and the Dissertation Process (pdf)

Graduate Studies SLL Doctoral Learner Outcome Rubric for Dissertation (pdf)

KU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Info Page

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KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad