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Academics & Schools

Graduate, professional and advanced learning

For more than a century, Washington University in St. Louis has offered advanced degrees in everything from philosophy to medicine at the masters and doctoral levels. As an independent, private research and teaching university, the institution is dedicated to challenging its students and faculty to learn, to create new knowledge, to build greater global understanding and to serve society in an ever-changing world.

As its international presence has grown, the university now attracts graduate and professional students from more than 100 countries and all 50 states.

WUSTL is a world leader in graduate, professional and post-doctoral education, awarding hundreds of PhDs, MDs and master’s degrees annually. More than 6,000 graduate and professional students study at the university at any given time.

Each of WUSTL’s seven schools offers graduate or professional degrees. Admission to these programs is school-based, often with departments determining which students to accept into their programs. Inquiries regarding specific degree programs should be made to the correct admissions office and supervising department or school.

The Office of the University Registrar maintains a list of recently-awarded advanced degrees. For more information, please visit the Office of the University Registrar website.

In addition to single-degree diplomas, the university also offers a number of combined degrees in such areas as the world’s largest medical scientist training program that awards the MD/PhD, and other combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees throughout the university’s seven schools.

For more information, please visit the Interdisciplinary and University-wide Programs page or visit the school's pages directly: