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about washington university
At WashU you will become a leader in your field of study
Our engineering programs provide the opportunity for graduate students to work across the university's top programs — many in the U.S. News & World Report top 25, including the
- School of Medicine (No. 11)
- Brown School of Social Work (No. 2), and
- Biomedical Engineering (No. 13).
From aerosols engineering to cyber-physical systems, we have the people and resources to support your research interests.
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Punching above its weight, Yelp ranked St. Louis as the #2 food city, but with over 1,600 acres of green space throughout the city, you'll never have an issue finding your space.Why live in St. Louis
Degree pursuing: PhD in systems science & mathematics and MD
Hometown: Apple Valley, Minnesota
Meet our students
“The combination of opportunities here was ideal for me: A top-notch medical education, cutting edge and collaborative biomedical research, and the opportunity to train at a world-class hospital.”
Statement of purpose
- This is a 5-paragraph essay that is 1-2 pages and easy to read
- Explain ambitions and why you like the program and school
- Include 1-3 research experiences and how you can contribute to the program
- Conclude by showing your interest in the program and school
- Application checklist
Letters of recommendation
- Pick recommenders who believe in your potential and respond favorably to your request
- Include faculty or researchers who supervised your projects
- Ask recommenders a few months in advance
- Give recommenders due dates, resume, transcript copy, etc.
- Application checklist
Typical deadlines for fall entry
- PhD deadlines between December 15 and January 15
- Master’s deadlines between January 15 and March 1
- Part-time/evening master's: Rolling admissions
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Washington University in St. Louis is committed to assisting all members of the University community in providing for their own safety and security. Each year we publish Safety and Security, detailing what to do in an emergency, as well as publishing our federally required annual security and fire safety reports, containing campus crime and fire statistics, and key university policies and procedures. The annual security compliance document is available on the University Police web site.