We’re glad you’re ready to take the next step toward joining the WashU community!

Our graduate programs each admit one class each fall semester. Applications open annually on September 1.

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the following dates:

Application Requirements

Please review the following instructions carefully prior to beginning your application. The PACS application is available here. Please monitor your application status carefully to ensure timely submission of all required materials. Your submitted application will be considered complete and placed under review once all required materials have been submitted.

Required application materials (all submitted online through application link above):

  • Online application form
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • Brief asynchronous video interview
  • Uploaded unofficial transcripts from all college/university coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Non-refundable application fee of $25*
  • International applicants, please see additional requirements below.

GRE scores are not required. If you’ve taken the exam and would like to submit your scores, you may do so and they will be added to your application. However, scores will not be reviewed as part of the admissions process.

*Application fee waivers are available for all applicants to the MSDE program upon request.

Additional requirements for international students:

  • An official evaluation of transcripts must be submitted for all international applicants directly to the program by a credentialing agency. Please see the FAQ page for more information. Note: An official transcript evaluation may also be required for domestic applicants who have completed a degree program or course of study at an international institution.
  • If English is not your native language, you will need to take one of the following exams within one year of applying and submit official scores.*
    • TOEFL: Minimum score of 100
    • IELTS: Minimum score of 7

*Official TOEFL scores should be submitted to Washington University in St. Louis (School Code 6929). Official IELTS scores should be submitted to Washington University in St. Louis, Graduate Admissions, 1 Brookings Dr., St. Louis, MO 63130, United States. Please visit https://students.wustl.edu/english-proficiency-certification/ for more information.