Graduate, Professional and Advanced Learning

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.

Each of Washington University’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 the supervising department or school.

The Office of the University Registrar maintains a list of recently awarded advanced degrees.

The Bulletin is the catalog of courses and degrees for The Graduate School.


Continuing Education

University College is Washington University’s professional and continuing education division, offering bachelor’s, master’s and associate’s degrees, as well as certificates and courses for personal enrichment.


Combined Programs

In addition to single-degree diplomas, the university also offers a number of combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees throughout the university’s seven schools. As an example, Washington University has the world’s largest medical scientist MD/PhD program. For more information about combining disciplines, please read about interdisciplinary programs.