Graduate Admissions and Academics

Washington University offers over 50 doctoral and 80 master’s and professional programs. Admission to these programs is school- and department-based. Inquiries regarding specific degree programs should be made to the appropriate department or school.

School Graduate Programs and Degrees*Admissions
Arts & SciencesArts and Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social SciencesApplication
Brown SchoolPublic Health, Social Policy, Social WorkApplication
McKelvey School of EngineeringAerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computational and Data Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Imaging Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Systems Science and MathematicsApplication
Olin Business SchoolAccounting, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Business Economics, Finance, Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain, Operations and Technology, Supply Chain ManagementApplication
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual ArtsAdvanced Architectural Design, Architectural Studies, Architecture, Illustration and Visual Culture, Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Urbanism, Urban Design, Visual ArtApplication
School of LawJD, JSD, LLM, MLSApplication
School of MedicineAudiology and Communication Sciences, Biomedical Informatics, Clinical Investigation, Medical Education (MD and MSTP), Nursing Science, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Population Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary Programs*Brown School (Public Health, Social Policy, Social Work),
Computational and Data Sciences, Imaging Sciences,
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences,
Institute of Materials Science & Engineering
* For a complete list of programs and degrees, please visit the individual school websites.

In addition to our seven schools, WashU offers a professional and continuing education division, University College, giving adult students the opportunity to experience the excitement of attending and earning a degree or certificate from a world-class research institution – offering over 40 programs of study.

The Inter-University Exchange Program provides an opportunity for some Washington University students to enroll in courses at Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The Skandalaris Center offers co-curricular programming and practical, hands-on training and funding opportunities to students and faculty in all disciplines and schools.


Policies

In fall 2021, Washington University began reorganizing the administration and oversight of many of its graduate education programs. Led by the Office of the Provost and ongoing throughout the current semester, this effort will result in each school supporting its own graduate programming under broad university-wide guidelines.

PhD Students will continue to follow the procedures and policies outlined in the Graduate School Bulletin and website for 2021-22 academic year. Visit our PhD Education and Governance page for more information on these policies.


Academic Calendars

The academic calendars are available on the Office of the Registrar’s website.


Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to:
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Washington University
Campus Box 1184
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

Specific information may be obtained from the departmental or administrative unit to which the student intends to apply.

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and mentorship. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment of mentees in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information.