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How to Apply

We are seeking excellent graduate students to participate in the cutting-edge research being carried out in the department. Our Ph.D. program provides a comprehensive grasp of modern approaches to the study of the earth and other solar system bodies. We welcome students of many different academic backgrounds, including degrees in Geology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Engineering, etc.

We encourage you to apply for admission early (the online application process begins in early fall). To apply online, please visit The Graduate School's website for more information or begin the online application process here. Complete applications for admission, including all mandatory supporting documents, are required to ensure full consideration for fall admission (please note that all application materials must be received by the January 1st deadline).

Supplemental materials (official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate college work, *current test scores) should be mailed directly to:

Katherine Totty
Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Washington University
Campus Box 1169
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63130

*Please note that the GRE (and TOEFL) College/University code for WU is 6929.   The GRE department code for EPSc is 0806 and the TOEFL department code is 71.