Graduate Education at WashU

Washington University in St. Louis is a world leader in graduate, professional and postdoctoral education, awarding hundreds of PhD, MD and master’s degrees annually. As one of the largest research institutions in the country, we are committed to providing a graduate school experience filled with knowledge, discoveries and intellectual inquiry. This includes exploring multiple disciplines as well as learning from faculty who care deeply about the subjects they study and the students they teach in our community of bold, independent and creative thinkers. We prepare the leaders of tomorrow, enhance the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, and improve the global quality of life through groundbreaking discoveries by fostering robust collaboration between faculty and students. 

More than 8,900 graduate and professional students study at the university’s seven schools at any given time, and the university attracts graduate and professional students from more than 100 countries and all 50 states. Our graduate students are heavily supported by faculty and staff throughout their academic journey, enabling them to focus on academics and participate in intellectual activities outside of the classroom. 

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Strengthening Graduate Education

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, strengthening, and promoting its own graduate programming.

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