PhD Admissions - Fall 2020 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 12 graduate programs in the Division.

Application is now CLOSED: It will re-open on September 1, 2020
Application deadline: December 1, 2020​ @ 11:59 Pacific Standard Time PM (PST)

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 can contact the DBBS Admissions Staff at:
Admissions Staff
Snail Mail:  DBBS PhD Admissions, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, CB 8226, St. Louis, MO 63110-1093
Phone: 314-747-0840

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 Danielle Gross February 7 & March 6
​Cancer Biology Program ​Stacy Kiel​ ​February 7 & February 28
​Computational & Systems Biology Sara Holmes
​​January 31​
Developmental, Regenerative & Stem Cell Biology ​Sally Vogt February 21
​Evolution, Ecology & Population Biology Danielle Gross​ ​February 14
Human & Statistical Genetics Sara Holmes​
February 28
​Immunology ​Melanie Relich ​January 31 & February 28
Molecular Cell Biology ​Stacy Kiel February 14 & March 6
​Molecular Genetics & Genomics ​Melanie Relich February 7 & 21
Molecular Microbiology & Microbial Pathogenesis Sara Holmes​​ February 7 & 21
​Neurosciences* ​Sally Vogt January 31 & February​ 14
Plant & Microbial Biosciences Danielle Gross​ January 10 & February 28
*​Revisit Weekend - April 2 - 4

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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