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 for detailed graduate program information and to apply to a WashU graduate degree program.

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 (PhD)
  • Comparative Literature (PhD)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (PhD)
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures (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)
  • Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature (PhD)
  • History (PhD)
  • Japanese and Comparative Literature (PhD)
  • Japanese Language and Literature (PhD)
  • Mathematics (PhD)
  • Music (PhD)
  • Philosophy (PhD)
  • Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PhD)
  • Physics (PhD)
  • Political Science (PhD)
  • Psychological and Brain Sciences (PhD)
  • Sociology (PhD)
  • Statistics (PhD)
  • Teaching (MAT)
  • Writing (MFAW)
Brown School
  • Public Health (MPH)
  • Public Health Science (PhD)
  • Social Work (MSW)
  • Social Work (PhD)
Olin Business School
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Business Administration (PhD)
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design

  • Architecture (MArch)
  • Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Graduate School of Art

  • Illustration & Visual Culture (MFA)
  • Visual Arts (MFA)
McKelvey School of Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering (PhD)
  • Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
  • Computational and Data Sciences (PhD)
  • Computer Engineering (PhD)
  • Computer Science (PhD)
  • Electrical Engineering (PhD)
  • Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (PhD)
  • Imaging Science (PhD)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (PhD)
  • Mechanical Engineering (PhD)
  • Systems Science and Mathematics (PhD)
School of Law
  • Law (JD)
  • Law (JSD)
School of Medicine
  • Audiology (AUD)
  • Biomedical Informatics  (MS)
  • Clinical Investigation (MSCI)
  • Medical Physics (PhD)
  • Medicine (MD)
  • Movement Science (PhD)
  • Nursing Science (PhD)
  • Population Health Sciences (MPHS)
  • Rehabilitation and Participation Science PhD Program (RAPS)
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences (PhD)