​The Application


The Graduate School and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) uses a web-based system that enables students to submit and organize all of their application materials, monitor the status of any required supporting documents, and check their application status and decision.

The DBBS Application for the Fall 2022 entering class is now CLOSED.

DBBS application fees:

$20.00 for applications submitted on or before October 31st.
$45.00 for applications submitted on or after November 1st.

Fee waivers are available for:

-Washington University undergraduates
-Participants in Washington University summer bioscience research programs
-Students mentored by a DBBS alum
-Applicants with financial need

Fee waivers are also granted to applicants from the following programs:

MARC, McNair, RISE, IMSD, INRO, LSAMP, BP-ENDURE, PREP, BUILD, PPIA, Cientifico Latino GMSI, DACA students, IRT-Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers, Target Hope, Fulbright Scholars, AmeriCorps, Vista/Peace Corps, Teach for America, Gates Millennium Scholars, Mellon Mays Graduate Initiative, Ron Brown Scholars, Vietnam Education Foundation

If you think you qualify for a fee waiver, please email DBBSPhDAdmissions@email.wustl.edu.​

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is no loner required by DBBS. However, it is optional for some programs. Refer to the individual program web page​ to see if GRE score submission is optional.

Proficiency in English is required of all applicants. Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency and are required to provide an official score report verifying such.
For the 2021-2022 Admissions season accepted ELP tests are:
1) TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL ITP Plus and iBT Home will not be accepted)
2) International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
3) Duolingo English Test​

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University’s Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.   

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