application instructions

for full information about the application and process


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.
Please complete and submit the application, as well as all supplemental materials by the date provided.

Please visit a program for their specific application deadlines. 

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application supporting documents

transcripts, financial aid, and all departmental required supporting documents, are required to ensure full consideration for fall admission -         send supporting documents to:

Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

admission of international students

International students considering 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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Applicants to whom admission is not offered may reapply after gaining additional evidence of qualification. Degree programs in Arts & Sciences rarely admit applicants for spring semester. Students interested in beginning graduate study in the spring should consult their prospective program’s faculty and staff.

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