Graduate Student Admissions
Students are admitted to the PhD program in the Institute of Materials Science & Engineering in the fall semester, near the end of August. The application deadline is January 15, although petitions for later submission will be considered. We especially encourage applications from women and under-represented minorities.
A Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited institution is required for consideration for admission into the PhD degree program. The three standard GRE examinations are required. Students from non-English speaking countries are required to demonstrate proficiency in English with a satisfactory score on the TOEFL exam. Only scores from tests taken within the last two years will be accepted.
Applying for Admission - Application
Please apply directly online. There is a $45 application fee. If necessary, you may apply online for a waiver of this fee, which will be reviewed by the Dean of the Graduate School. Questions should be addressed to Beth Gartin, the secretary of the Graduate Admissions Committee by email (email@example.com) or telephone (314) 935-7191.
- To find the application: under 'Program Choice' select the 'Graduate School of Arts & Sciences' and scroll down to 'Materials Science and Engineering (PHD)'
- Include the names of faculty that you are interested in working with in your personal statement.
GRE & TOEFL Scores
Please have your GRE and/or TOEFL scores sent directly to the University. The institution code is 6929. You do not need to use a department code.
The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. The IMSE does not require a subject test.
Please note that the University will consider only scores from tests taken within the last five years.
Proficiency in English is required of all applicants. Applicants, whose native language is not English, must demonstrate English proficiency and are required to provide an official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Only scores from tests taken within the last two years will be accepted.
To be eligible for a TOEFL waiver the applicant must have completed a full-time bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited university located in the United States. Please note that the entire program of study must have been completed at the institution.
A copy of your original transcripts should be sent to:
Institute of Materials Science & Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive, CB 1168
St. Louis, MO 63130