Each of our graduate students brings a diverse and varied background to our community. We are committed to helping graduate students enhance their leadership skills and build professional strengths, as they lay the groundwork for their careers. Visit our Career Development page to learn more about exploratory tools, programming, opportunities and support for all students, including those who choose to explore or pursue careers outside academia. In addition to supporting your academic needs, we offer a range of services to help students transition to life in St. Louis.

Graduate Student Life

Liberman Graduate Center

The Liberman Graduate Center is the social and intellectual hub of graduate life at Washington University in St. Louis, a dedicated space for graduate and professional students to meet, connect, and engage. Visit the center to learn about their events and programs for graduate students, leadership opportunities, and more. 

Graduate Organizations

Graduate student life at WashU is vibrant and diverse. Check out your school’s list of student organizations, or visit the Liberman Graduate Center to learn about university-wide graduate student group

Graduate Student Representatives to the Board of Trustees

Since 1996, graduate students have served on the Washington University Board of Trustees. Learn more about the position and application process.

Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee (ProGradS)

The Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee (ProGradS) is a standing committee of the University that considers issues affecting graduate and professional students in general (i.e. issues that are not specific to a given school, degree, or discipline).Visit the ProGradS website for more information.

VPGE Newsletter

Our graduate and professional students can stay up to date on events and opportunities through our monthly newsletter.

Mapping your PhD Journey

The WashU strategic roadmap outlines challenges, strategies, competencies and goals for doctoral students to pursue during three stages of graduate education in six key areas: research skills and knowledge, management and leadership, effectiveness and purpose, professionalism, communication, and career advancement.

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