Although the University of Pennsylvania does not currently offer a PhD in Russian and East European Studies, the department contributes to training outstanding graduate students in a number of fields and disciplines.  We encourage interested candidates to apply to the Penn graduate program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory to pursue specializations involving Russian cultural history or literature. Students with more strictly historically focused interests may also consider application to the Penn graduate program in History. At the masters’ level, the Lauder Institute of the Wharton School offers an MA in international studies, where students can specialize in Russian and East European Studies.  Overall, Penn admits graduate students with Russian and East European Studies interests in political science, anthropology, and many other fields.  Opportunities for inter-departmental graduate training are provided by the Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REEES) Working Group

We strongly advise students to investigate graduate training opportunities at Penn through the Graduate Programs section of the REEES Working Group site.