PhD Admissions - Fall 2022 Enrollment

Welcome to the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) PhD Admissions Process.  While part of The Graduate School, you must apply to DBBS to obtain admission to one of the 13 graduate programs in the Division.

The ​Applica​tion for Fall 2022 enrollment is now CLOSED

Application deadline:
ember 1, 2021​ @ 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)

 Admissions in the times of COVID-19:

The pandemic has affected all our lives. We know that many of you are worried that COVID-19-related disruptions to research and lost opportunities may 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. If COVID-19 impacted your research, let us know how, what you did in response, etc. We are all in this together. We look forward to reading your applications and meeting you virtually at first and, eventually, in person.​

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.

DBBS Admissions Staff contact info: 
Admissions Staff
Snail Mail:  DBBS PhD Admissions, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, MSC 8226-13-04, St. Louis, MO 63110-1093
Phone: 314-747-0840

Virtual Interviews

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



Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology Danielle Gross
Jan. 27-28 & Feb. 24-25
Biomedical Informatics & Data Science​​​ Katie Bay Feb. 17-18
​Cancer Biology Program ​Stacy Kiel​
Jan. 27-28 & Feb. 10-11
​Computational & Systems Biology Sara Holmes
​​Feb. 3-4 & Feb. 10-11
Developmental, Regenerative & Stem Cell Biology ​Sally Vogt
Jan. 27-28 & Feb. 24-25 
​Evolution, Ecology & Population Biology Danielle Gross​
Feb. 10-11​
Human & Statistical Genetics Sara Holmes​
Jan. 6-7
​Immunology ​Melanie Relich
​Jan. 11 & Jan. 13
Molecular Cell Biology ​Stacy Kiel Jan. 18-19 & Feb. 2-3
​Molecular Genetics & Genomics ​Melanie Relich
Jan. 13-14 & Jan. 20-21
Molecular Microbiology & Microbial Pathogenesis Sara Holmes​​
Jan. 13-14 & Jan. 20-21
​Neurosciences ​Sally Vogt
Jan. 20-21 & Feb. 17-18
Plant & Microbial Biosciences Danielle Gross​
Jan. 20-21 & Feb. 3-4
Revisit Weekend - TBA

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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