Application Information

The MSBDS and MSIBS application opens on September 1, 2018, with rolling admissions until all slots are filled.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. For questions about our application process, please contact the program manager at

In addition to the online application, you will be required to submit:

  • Statement of Purpose
    Your statement should include previous professional or research experience, current professional interests, and long term career goals. Please also explain how you became interested in the degree program and how it will help you to achieve your goals. The Statement of Purpose should adequately explain these areas, but should not exceed 2 pages.
  • CV or résumé
  • Three academic letters of recommendation
    At least two letters should be from recent academic advisors or teachers.
  • Documentation of degrees and official transcripts
    Official transcripts of all academic work at the higher education level are to be submitted in a sealed envelope sent directly by the appropriate university to the address below. Transcripts should include the grading scale. Officially transmitted electronic transcripts from an academic institution are also accepted and should be emailed to
  • Official GRE Scores
    Official GRE test results (exams taken within the past 5 years) are required. You may attach a copy of your GRE scores to the online application, but your official GRE scores must be sent directly to Washington University.

                                GRE CODES: School, 6929 Department, 0601 (Allied Health)

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Scores
    The TOEFL or IELTS is required of international students, unless a college degree has been earned from an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning. If you already have notification of your score, please attach a copy with your application. The TOEFL test must have been taken within the last 2 years and the official score sent directly to Washington University (the code is 6929).
    All international students will be asked to participate in a telephone interview before a final admission decision is made. Upon arrival, all international students are tested for English proficiency by the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) and may be required to take English as Second-Language courses at their own expense.
  • Application Fee
    A $50.00 non-refundable processing fee is payable by credit card in the application process. Fee waivers are available to current or former Washington University students, Ervin Scholars, Peace Corps, Americorps or Teach for America participants. Please contact the program manager at

All supporting documents should be sent to:

MSBDS Program Manager
Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
Division of Biostatistics – CB 8067
4523 Clayton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093, USA
Ph: 314-362-1384