For over 150 years, our graduates have made the world a better place.

The Graduate School awards all of the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at Washington University in St. Louis, and works closely with the Olin Business School, the School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the Brown School of Social Work in supervising doctoral students in the PhD programs located in these Schools. Currently there are more than 1800 students enrolled in over 50 programs leading to the PhD and in 19 programs leading to various master’s degrees.

The Graduate School is a charter member of the Association of Graduate Schools and the Council of Graduate Schools.

our mission:

Be a leading center for teaching, learning and research, extending the reach and effect of a liberal arts education while promoting excellence in scholarship and research.

The Graduate School Structure:

23 Departments, 8 Research Centers, and more than 20 programs and workshops inside of Arts & Sciences provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to higher education, and facilitate our robust research environment.

The College houses our undergraduate studies and serves the largest undergraduate body at Washington University in St. Louis.

The Graduate School administers and awards all doctoral degrees for the University, as well as all graduate programs in Arts & Sciences, and is responsible for all graduate studies policies and procedures.