PhD Admissions - Fall 2021 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 2021 enrollment is now closed​.

Application deadline: December 1, 2020​ @ 11:59 Pacific Standard Time PM (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, CB 8226, 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 January 29 and February 19
Biomedical Informatics & Data Science​​​ Andrea Krussel​ ​February 26
​Cancer Biology Program ​Stacy Kiel​ January 22 and 29
​Computational & Systems Biology Sara Holmes
​​January 15 and February 12
Developmental, Regenerative & Stem Cell Biology ​Sally Vogt January 29 and February 19
​Evolution, Ecology & Population Biology Danielle Gross​ February 12
Human & Statistical Genetics Sara Holmes​
January 8
​Immunology ​Melanie Relich ​January 15 and February 12
Molecular Cell Biology ​Stacy Kiel February 19 and February 26
​Molecular Genetics & Genomics ​Melanie Relich January 22 and February 5
Molecular Microbiology & Microbial Pathogenesis Sara Holmes​​ January 22 and 29
​Neurosciences ​Sally Vogt January 15 and February 5
Plant & Microbial Biosciences Danielle Gross​ January 22 and February 5
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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