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. More than 6,000 graduate and professional students study at the university at any given time, and the university attracts graduate and professional students from more than 100 countries and all 50 states.

Applications for graduate school programs are accepted for the fall term beginning September 1. The Graduate School provides information for the general admissions process through an application overview and application FAQs. Each graduate program sets its own application deadlines.  Applicants should check their program's website for deadlines and complete and submit the application, as well as all supplemental materials, by the program's designated deadline.


Application Process

Learn more about the Graduate School's application requirements, online application and key dates.

The application and process

Frequently Asked Questions

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Admission FAQs

Programs and Deadlines

Graduate program applications have varying deadlines. Deadlines typically range from December 1 through January 15. Please view the full list of programs in the button below and select the department of interest to find the application deadline and contact information. The graduate application, as well as all supplemental materials, must be submitted by the program application deadline. Please contact your program of interest for more information.

Full List of Programs

Accepted Applicants

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Information for accepted Applicants

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