Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment 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.

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

The Graduate School provides information for the general application process.  Please review the website for the department to which you are applying for more detailed instructions.



admission of international students

International students considering submission of an application to Washington University for graduate study should have a general familiarity with academic practices and university customs in the United States. All international students are required to present evidence of their ability to support themselves financially during graduate study. International students whose native language is not English must submit score reports from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The test should be taken in time for results to reach Washington University directly from ETS before the application deadline. To be eligible for a TOEFL waiver the applicant must have completed a full-time bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited university located in the United States. Please note that the entire program of study must have been completed at the institution.

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application deadlines

Degree programs set their own application deadlines, which must be no later than January 15, some departments have deadlines as early as December 1. Many deadlines are much earlier; applicants should check with their prospective programs. The deadline to apply is program specific. Please visit departments & deadlines to view the deadline for an intended program. Complete and submit the application, as well as all supplemental materials by the date provided. Visit a program for their specific application deadlines.

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