Department of Ukrainian Language was called the Department of Ukrainian Language till 2007. Its activity is focused on provision of educational process for students of «Ukrainian Language and Literature» speciality and conduct of research in the respective field. In 2008 it became graduation department for the «Applied Linguistics» speciality, and its name was changed. Both undergraduate and graduate programmes in Ukrainian Language and Literature and Applied Linguistics are available.
Department of Theory and History of Ukrainian and World Literature provides teaching historical and literary disciplines, as well as methods of teaching literature at secondary schools and higher education institutions. Besides training students majoring in «Ukrainian Language and Literature», the department staff provides instruction in disciplines for students of «Russian Language and Literature», «Journalism», «Psychology» specialities.
Department of General and Applied Linguistics initiated cooperation agreements with Palacky University (Olomouc, Czech Republic), Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic), the Institute of Slavic Studies at Wroclaw University (Wroclaw, Poland), University of Belgrade (Belgrade, Serbia), University of Novi Sad (Serbia), Institute of Russian Philology at Adam Mickiewicz Poznan University (Poznan, Poland), Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus).
Department of Psychology was created in 2003 due to the establishment of the new speciality — «Psychology» (2000). Both undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology are available. The department regularly invites outstanding psychologists from other universities and research institutions of Ukraine and Russia for giving lectures to its students.
Department of Journalism is the graduation department for «Journalism» speciality. Since 2001 it has been training students in bachelor's programme and since 2005 — in master's. The Department teachers are regularly awarded by high professional awards, in particular «Zolote Pero» («Golden Pen») and «Zolotyi Microfon» («Golden Microphone»). They are members of juries at numerous professional competitions both at regional and national level.
Department of Ukrainian Philology and Culture was established in May, 1995, for teaching disciplines in Ukrainian Studies — «Ukrainian Language» and «Ukrainian and World Culture» — at all faculties of the University. Today it is the only department in Donetsk region training specialists in the field of Cultural Studies.