PhD Admissions - Fall 2023 Enrollment

 The ​Applica​tion for Fall 2023 enrollment will be available September 1, 2022


Application deadline:
ember 1, 2022​ @ 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

 Admissions in Unpredictable Times:

We know that many public health and social concerns can lead to unpredictable circumstances. For example, you might be worried that COVID-19-related disruptions to research and lost opportunities could negatively impact your application. We want to tell you that, as in previous years, we are committed to assessing each application holistically. We want to understand what drives you, what challenges you faced (in research and otherwise), how you responded, what you learned, and where you want to go. You can help us by describing this clearly in your essays. We look forward to reading your application.

DBBS application fees:
$20.00 for applications submitted on or before October 31st.
$45.00 for applications submitted on or after November 1st.​

Eligibility for a fee waiver is assessed upon submission of an application. If a fee waiver is not granted you may be eligible if any of the following criteria apply.

  • Participants in Washington University summer bioscience research programs
  • Students mentored by a DBBS alum
  • DACA students
  • Financial Need
If you think you qualify for a fee waiver, please email​.​

Please​ Note: ​International students residing outside the United States are not eligible for a fee waiver.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. § § 1681-1688, and the new Title IX Final Rule, 34 CRF Part 106, Washington University in St. Louis provides the following information:

Our Title IX Coordinator may be reached at (314) 935-3393,​, One Brookings Drive, MSC 1175-0153-0B, St. Louis, MO, 63130.

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 (as required by 20 U.S.C. § § 1681-1688 and 34 CFR Part 106), 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. 

Inquiries about the application of 20 U.S.C. § § 1681-1688 and 34 CFR Part 106 may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, or the Assistant Secretary of Education, or both.

The University's Title IX grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond, may be found at​

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