From its founding in 1853, Washington University in St. Louis is among the world leaders in higher education and scholarly research, the university is known for its commitment to excellence. WashU is fully committed to its mission of teaching, research and service to its community, its country, and the world.

Washington University has a wide array of top-ranked graduate and professional programs taught by an outstanding faculty that has garnered many awards and honors.

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy considers applicants who are accepted into the following programs:

Application to the McDonnell Academy is separate from and in addition to, an application to a graduate degree program at Washington University in St. Louis. Visit wustl.edu/admissions for detailed graduate program information and to apply to a WashU graduate degree program.

The Graduate School (Arts & Sciences)
  • Anthropology (PhD)
  • Art History and Archaeology (PhD)
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences:
    • Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology (PhD)
    • Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (PhD)
    • Cancer Biology (PhD)
    • Computational and Systems Biology (PhD)
    • Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology (PhD)
    • Evolution, Ecology and Populations Biology (PhD)
    • Human and Statistical Genetics (PhD)
    • Immunology (PhD)
    • Molecular Cell Biology (PhD)
    • Molecular Genetics and Genomics (PhD)
    • Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis (PhD)
    • Neurosciences (PhD)
    • Plant and Microbial Biosciences (PhD)
  • Chemistry (PhD)
  • Chinese and Comparative Literature (PhD)
  • Chinese Language and Literature (PhD)
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature (PhD)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (PhD)
  • Economics (PhD)
  • Education (PhD)
  • English and American Literature (PhD)
  • English and Comparative Literature (PhD)
  • French and Comparative Literature (PhD)
  • French Language and Literature (PhD)
  • German and Comparative Literature (PhD)
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures (PhD)
  • Hispanic Studies (PhD)
  • History (PhD)
  • Institute of Material Science and Engineering (PhD)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
  • Japanese and Comparative Literature (PhD)
  • Japanese Language and Literature (PhD)
  • Mathematics (PhD)
  • Music (PhD)
  • Movement Science (PhD)
  • Nursing Science (PhD)
  • Philosophy (PhD)
  • Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PhD)
  • Physics (PhD)
  • Political Science (PhD)
  • Psychology (PhD)
  • Sociology (PhD)
  • Spanish and Comparative Literature (PhD)
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences (PhD)
  • Statistics (PhD)
  • Teaching (MAT)
  • Writing (MFAW)

Joint degree programs:

  • East Asian Studies and Business Administration (AM/MBA)
  • East Asian Studies and Law (AM/JD)
Brown School
  • Public Health Science (PhD)
  • Social Policy (MSP)
  • Public Health (MPH)
  • Social Work (MSW)
  • Social Work (PhD)

Joint degree programs:

  • Social Work and Architecture (MSW/MArch)
  • Social Work and Business Administration (MSW/MBA)
  • Social Work and Law (MSW/JD)
  • Social Work and Public Health (MSW/MPH)
Olin Business School
  • Business Administration (MBA, PhD)

Joint degree programs:

  • Business Administration and Architecture (MBA/MArch)
  • Business Administration and Biomedical Engineering (MBA/MSBmE)
  • Business Administration and East Asian Studies (MBA/AM)
  • Business Administration and Law (MBA/JD)
  • Business Administration and Social Work (MBA/MSW)
  • Business Administration and Urban Design (MBA/MUD)
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design

  • Architecture (MArch)
  • Sustainable Urbanism (DrSU)
  • Urban Design (MUD)

Joint degree programs:

  • Architecture and Business Administration (MArch/MBA)
  • Architecture and Construction Management (MArch/MCM)
  • Architecture and Social Work (MArch/MSW)
  • Architecture and Urban Design (MArch/MUD)

Graduate School of Art

  • Illustration & Visual Culture (MFA)
  • Visual Arts (MFA)
McKelvey School of Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering (PhD)
  • Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
  • Chemical Engineering (PhD)
  • Civil Engineering (PhD)
  • Computational and Data Sciences (PhD)
  • Computer Engineering (PhD)
  • Computer Science (PhD)
  • Electrical Engineering (PhD)
  • Electrical & Systems Engineering (PhD)
  • Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (PhD)
  • Environmental Engineering (PhD)
  • Institute of Material Science and Engineering (PhD)
  • Mechanical Engineering (PhD)
  • Systems Science and Mathematics (PhD)

Joint degree programs:

  • Biomedical Engineering and Business Administration (MSBmE/MBA)
  • Construction Management and Architecture (MCM/MArch)
  • Master of Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MEng/MBA)
School of Law
  • Law (JD)
  • Law (JSD)

Joint degree programs:

  • Law and Business Administration (JD/MBA)
  • Law and East Asian Studies (JD/AM)
  • Law and Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Studies (JD/AM)
  • Law and Social Work (JD/MSW)
School of Medicine
  • Audiology (AUD)
  • Clinical Investigation (MSCI)
  • Genetic Epidemiology (GEMS)
  • Medicine (MD)
  • Neuroscience (PhD)
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology (MPE)
  • Rehabilitation and Participation Science PhD Program (RAPS)

Joint degree programs:

  • Medicine and Biology and Biomedical Sciences (MD/PhD)