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Full support and funding
Our PhD students are fully-funded, including full tuition support and health insurance.
As a doctoral candidate, you will receive a generous stipend to cover living expenses. This support is guaranteed as you continue to make satisfactory progress towards your degree.
Additionally, doctoral students may also qualify for one of the fellowships:
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Machine learning, imaging technique may boost colon cancer diagnosis
Walter E. Browne Professor of Environmental Engineering
Expertise: Researches sustainable solutions to produce safe drinking water
Assistant Professor in Computer Science & Engineering
Expertise: Focuses on designing personalized & adaptive visualization systems
Making sense, pictures of medical data
Assistant Professor in Electrical & Systems Engineering
Expertise: Builds new nanoscale imaging technologies
Expert researchers as mentors
We offer a network of expert faculty conducting interdisciplinary research across a number of the university’s top programs.
Earning your degree at WashU will allow you to connect and study with research leaders in your field.
PhD Candidate Spotlight
Our students come from a variety of disciplines, interests and universities across the globe.
Each student enters the same process but exits an expert of their own unique domain.
Degree pursuing: PhD in mechanical engineering
"The entire MEMS department was incredibly understanding of my unique situation and remained flexible as things changed. I cannot say enough positive things about the support I received from the MEMS faculty and staff."
Degree pursuing: PhD in biomedical engineering
"Don't stress out about the qualifying exam. Looking back, the exam was so much more relaxed than I expected. Take your time, you are still a first-year PhD student. You are still learning!"
Degree pursuing: PhD in systems science & mathematics and MD
"The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at WashU is one of the largest and most prestigious in the country. 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."