PhD Admissions - Fall 2018 Enrollment

Welcome to the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) PhD Admissions Process.  While part of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, you must apply to DBBS to obtain admission to one of the 11 graduate programs in the Division.

Application open:  September 1, 2017
Deadline:  EXTENDED! !    December 5, 2017, 11:59 P.M. Pacific Standard Time.

In an effort to assist students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands during these difficult times DBBS will waive both the application fee and, if necessary, the GRE requirement.  Applicants from these locales should email to obtain a fee waiver code and discuss any issues that may impact the submission an application.

Before beginning your application, please read the application instructions.
Answers to most of your questions, including information about application requirements, fees, test scores, financial support, interview weekends and much more can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you wish to speak with the Admissions Staff, please feel free to contact us.
Admissions Staff
Phone800-852-9074 (toll free) - or - 314-362-3365 (local)
Snail Mail:  DBBS PhD Admissions, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, CB 8226, St. Louis, MO 63110-1093

Interview Weekends

Should you be invited for an interview, you can expect to be contacted to discuss travel arrangements between late-December and mid-February.  Program specific interview dates and contact information below.

Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology ​Stacia Burd January 12, February 2
​Computational & Systems Biology ​Jeannie Silvestrini ​February 16
Developmental, Regenerative & Stem Cell Biology ​Sally Vogt ​February 2
​Evolution, Ecology & Population Biology ​Stacia Burd ​February 9
Human & Statistical Genetics ​Jeannie Silvestrini ​January 12
​Immunology* ​Melanie Relich ​January 19, February 16
Molecular Cell Biology ​Stacy Kiel ​January 19, February 9
​Molecular Genetics & Genomics ​Melanie Relich ​January 26, February 9
Molecular Microbiology & Microbial Pathogenesis* ​Jeannie Silvestrini ​January 26, February 9
​Neurosciences* ​Sally Vogt January 12, January 26
Plant & Microbial Biosciences Stacia Burd ​January 19
*​Revisit Weekend March 23

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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