University Programs

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago offers a Ph.D. track in Slavic linguistics that includes the possibility of a concentration in Balkan linguistics. This concentration is supported by offerings in Balkan and South Slavic literatures in the Slavic Department as well as courses in language contact in the Linguistics Department. The University’s Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES) also provides programming and support relevant to Southeast European Studies. For more information see:

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University offers M.A. and Ph.D. programs in both literature and linguistics, including the opportunity to do concentrations in South Slavic languages and literatures as well as Romanian language. Three years of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Romanian are offered each academic year; Old Church Slavonic is offered every other academic year. During the intensive Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages, the following intensive elementary languages are offered, either every year or every other year, depending on funding: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Romanian, Slovene, Macedonian, Albanian; it is anticipated that Modern Greek will also be added shortly. Turkish is offered at the elementary through advanced levels during the academic year through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies. Modern Greek is currently offered during the academic year at the beginning and intermediate levels through the Center for West European Studies. Additional coursework on the Balkan/Southeast European area in other disciplines (history,anthropology, political science, etc.) is listed in the program of Indiana University's Russian and East European Institute, which also offers a Romanian Studies Graduate Student Fellowship for new students who are pursuing Romanian studies within any Indiana University MA program (terminal or pre-Ph.D.). For additional information, contact:

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Indiana UniversityBallantine Hall 502Bloomington IN 47405iuslavic@indiana.eduswseel@indiana.edu812-855-2608

Russian and East European Institute

Indiana UniversityBallantine Hall 565Bloomington IN 47405reei@indiana.edu812-855-7309

Depatment of Central Eurasian Studies

Indiana UniversityGoodbody Hall 157Bloomington IN 47405ceus@indiana.edu812-855-2233

Center for West European Studies

Indiana UniversityBallantine Hall 542Bloomington IN 47405west@indiana.edu812-855-3280

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Critical Languages Institute:

Summer Language Programs in Albanian, Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, Macedonian

Language Study Abroad in:

    • Tirana -- Albanian
    • Sarajevo -- Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
    • Ohrid -- Macedonian

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Duke University's Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies two-year Master of Arts program is tailor-made to develop students' intellectual interests and train them for their chosen careers. Working out their individual plans of study with the Director of Graduate Studies, M.A. students may prepare for further graduate work in a regionally related discipline or disciplines as well as for careers in business, government, journalism, nonprofit work, and public policy. Students at Duke may elect to concentrate in Slavic linguistics or Slavic and Eurasian studies. All tracks enable students to develop proficiency in a variety of Eurasian languages and among them Romanian and Turkish. Training is provided in a wide array of disciplines, including Art History, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Film, Gender Studies, History, Information Literacy, Islamic Cultures, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Market and Legal Studies, Political Science, Religion, Semiotics, Theater Studies, Translation and Visual Culture. The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies collaborates closely in courses and activities with the Departments of Cultural Anthropology, English, Literature, Romance Studies, Theater, Women's Studies; the Interdepartmental Program in Linguistics; the Duke Islamic Studies Center; and the Film/Video/Digital Program.

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The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

The University of Kansas (KU) Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures offers the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literatures within which it is possible to concentrate on South Slavic languages and cultures at all three degree levels. KU is unique in offering not only Croatian (Bosnian/Serbian), but also Slovene, at levels from beginning to advanced. KU Slavic, together with closely associated faculty members in other departments, has a particular strength in the languages and cultures of the ex-Habsburg lands. In addition, KU offers a summer program in Croatian language and culture in Zadar, Croatia. Individual study in Slovenia can also be arranged. In addition, courses in Turkish language are available--two years of organized study and tutorial possibilities beyond the first two years. More information is available at the URLs below:

KU Slavic



Interdisciplinary possibilities


Croatia (Zadar) study abroad

The KU Slavic Department is also associated with the KU Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, which offers a B.A. co-major and an M.A. degree. More than 50 faculty members across a wide variety of disciplines teach in the program, several of whom have expertise in southeastern Europe.

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University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures offers three levels of instruction in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language each academic year, as well as four levels of intensive summer courses in B/C/S. In addition, intensive Bulgarian language instruction is offered each summer through the Slavic Department, and Turkish language instruction is offered in the academic year through the Department of Linguistics. Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES), a US Department of Education-designated Title VI National Resource Center, administers the Southeast European Language Consortium and offers Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. REES offers interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate certificate programs, providing opportunities for students in any field to take an array of area studies courses on Southeastern Europe from academic departments such as Anthropology, History, Music, Political Science, and Religious Studies. Pitt offers study abroad programs in Bulgaria, Turkey, Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia for undergraduate and graduate students in fields including Art and Architecture, History, Law, liberal arts, and advanced language study. Pitt also maintains academic exchange agreements with several Southeast European universities.

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University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, Illinois

Graduate minor in Balkan studies at the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Southeast European studies program at the Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) and International Institute

Columbia University, New York, New York

Balkan Studies program at the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Minor in Central and Southeastern Studies

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania

A study abroad program, operated by the Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Mediterranean and Balkan Studies