Admissions

The admissions team at Washington University in St. Louis is here to help make your journey to WashU a smooth and exciting process. You are unique, and we embrace a balanced admissions approach that allows us to consider each applicant on an individual basis. Our staff considers multiple factors and makes admissions decisions based on your academic record, your qualifications, your achievements and your fit for WashU.

Part-time Admissions

If you are interested in WashU’s part-time programs, speaking with a Sever Institute admissions team member is a great way to get started. Our team offers personalized admissions assistance, answering any questions you have and guiding you through the application process. Contact the  Sever Institute admissions team to start your journey. Please note: Part-time students must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.

Application deadlines vary for the Sever Institute's full time and part-time programs. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST according to the deadlines noted below. 

FULL TIME: Fall 2024 entry for full-time MEM and MISM programs (accepting applications now)
Application opens Application deadline
September 1, 2023 March 1, 2024
FULL TIME: Spring 2025 entry for full-time MEM and MISM programs
Application opens Application deadline
August 1, 2024 January 1, 2025

 

PART TIME: Summer 2024 entry for all part-time and online programs (accepting applications now) 

Application opens Application deadline
January 1, 2024 May 1, 2024

PART TIME: Fall 2024 entry for all part-time and online programs (application opens April 1)

Application opens Application deadline
April 1, 2023 August 1, 2023

PART TIME: Spring 2025 entry for all part-time and online programs

Application opens Application deadline
August 1, 2024 January 1, 2025

Note: Part-time students must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.

Application Checklist

Ready to apply? We work to make our admissions and application process as streamlined as possible. Our process walks you through the steps necessary to complete your online application, including uploading and submitting the following items:

  • Transcripts: All transcripts (official or unofficial) must be in English and contain the applicant's name, institution, and all grades received. Please include your entire academic history for any undergraduate and graduate work.
  • Three letters of recommendation: In the application, enter the names and email addresses of three recommendation providers. When you save your application, an automated email is sent to these individuals requesting the recommendation. (Please note that we cannot accept paper and email recommendations.) Recommendations must be posted by the published deadline for final application submission.
  • Statement of Purpose: The Statement of Purpose should be a brief document explaining your goals and ambitions.
  • Resume: Upload your current resume or curriculum vitae in the section immediately following the Statement of Purpose.
  • $75 application fee: Fees are payable by credit card or electronic check issued from a U.S. banking institution. 

For more information, please see the McKelvey Graduate Admissions application checklist or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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