Washington University in St. Louis, also known as Wash U, is a private institution that was founded in 1853. The Missouri-based school has two main sites – the Danforth and Medical Campuses. The campuses are located near each other, separated by Forest Park. In a recent year, more than 12,000 full-time students were enrolled at the university, and members of the university's international student body hailed from more than 80 countries. The primary language of instruction at Wash U is English, and English language courses and other support programs are available for international students. Tuition is the same for domestic and international students, and university will assist in locating housing. The university has academic divisions that offer studies in a variety of fields: art and architecture, arts and sciences, business, engineering, law, medicine, and social work and public health. Wash U is affiliated with several hospitals, including the St. Louis Children's Hospital and the Barnes-Jewish Hospital, both of which are ranked in a number of specialties. The university focuses its research on the areas of medicine, environment and energy, innovation and entrepreneurship, and plant science, and researchers carry out more than 3,000 projects at Wash U each year. Undergraduates can get involved in research at the university and can receive guidance and financial support from the Office of Undergraduate Research. A sampling of the university's research centers includes the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy, the Genome Institute and the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences.
Human Biological Sciences
African and African-American Studies
American Culture Studies
Applied Science (Chemical Engineering)
Applied Science (Computer Science)
Applied Science (Electrical Engineering)
Applied Science (Systems Science and Engineering)
Art History and Archaeology
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Digital Imaging and Photography
Earth and Planetary Sciences
East Asian Studies
Economics and Strategy
Elementary Teacher Education
Environmental Earth Sciences
European Studies /International and Area Studies
Film and Media Studies
Germanic Languages and Literatures
Hebrew (Biblical and Modern)
Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities
International and Area Studies
Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Studies
Latin American Studies/International and Area Studies
Middle School Teacher Education
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Organization and Human Resources Management
Persian Language and Literature
Romance Languages and Literatures
Secondary Teacher Education
Systems Science and Engineering
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Aerospace Engineering Ph.D.
Art History and Archaeology Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering Ph.D.
Business Administration Ph.D.
Chinese and Comparative Literature Ph.D.
Chinese Language and Literature A.M., Ph.D.
Comparative Literature Ph.D.
Computational and Molecular Biophysics Ph.D.
Computational and Systems Biology Ph.D.
Computer Engineering Ph.D.
Computer Science Ph.D.
Concentration in Energy
Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology Ph.D.
DSc in Electrical Engineering
DSc in Systems Science & Mathematics
Earth and Planetary Sciences Ph.D.
East Asian Studies A.M.
Education M.A.Ed., M.A.T., Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering Ph.D.
Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering Ph.D.
English and American Literature Ph.D.
English and Comparative Literature Ph.D.
English, Writing M.F.A.
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology Ph.D.
French and Comparative Literature Ph.D.
French Language and Literature Ph.D.
German and Comparative Literature Ph.D.
Germanic Languages and Literatures Ph.D.
Graduate Certificate in Construction Management
Graduate Certificate in Imaging Science & Engineering
Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Hispanic Languages and Literatures Ph.D.
Human and Statistical Genetics Ph.D.
Islamic and Near Eastern Studies A.M.
Japanese and Comparative Literature Ph.D.
Japanese Language & Literature A.M., Ph.D.
Jewish Studies A.M.
Joint Degree Programs- General
Joint Degree Programs- Joint J.D./Tax LL.M.
Joint Degree Programs- Transnational Law Program
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Juris Scientiae Doctoris (J.S.D.) Program
LL.M. in Intellectual Property
LL.M. in Taxation
LL.M. in U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers
Master of Architecture
Master of Juridical Studies
Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Population Health Sciences
Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Science programs in Clinical Investigation
Master of Science programs in Deaf Education
Master of Science programs in Genetic Epidemiology
Master of Science programs in Occupational Therapy
Master of Science programs in Psychiatric Epidemiolog
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Master of Urban Design
Mathematics, Statistics A.M.
ME in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.
MEng in Computer Science & Engineering
MEng in Mechanical Engineering
MFA in Visual Art
Molecular Cell Biology Ph.D.
Molecular Genetics and Genomics Ph.D.
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Ph.D.
Movement Science Ph.D.
MS in Adv.Architecture Design
MS in Aerospace Engineering
MS in Architecture Studies
MS in Mechanical Engineering
Music A.M., M.M., Ph.D.
Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)
PhD in Social Work
Plant Biology Ph.D.
Political Economy and Public Policy A.M.
Political Science Ph.D.
Rehabilitation and Participation Science Ph.D.
Social Work Ph.D.
Spanish and Comparative Literature Ph.D.
Speech and Hearing Sciences Ph.D.
Systems Science and Mathematics Ph.D.