Key Facts: School of Medicine

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Founded: 1891

Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean of Washington University School of Medicine: David H. Perlmutter, MD

People (2020-21 academic year)

  • Total Students: 1,422
    • MD, MD/PhD, MD/MA: 584
    • Applied Health Behavior:  15
    • Audiology & Communication Sciences: 74
    • Clinical Investigation: 119
    • Genetic Epidemiology & Biostatistics: 24
    • Occupational Therapy: 314
    • Physical Therapy: 262
    • Population Health Sciences: 30
  • Residents:  918
  • Clinical Fellows: 343
  • Faculty:  2,603
  • Staff: 8,972
  • Total Employees:  11,575

Tuition and Fees (2021-22 academic year)

Estimated expenses for a single (Phase 1 MD Curriculum) student in the 37-week 2021-22 year include $65,001 (tuition), a $2,749 Health Fee, and a $1,500 Student Activity Fee. Tuition is fixed upon entry to the MD program and remains the same for the four-year program of study; financial aid awards are fixed annually as well but may be increased with appeal if additional hardships occur.

Revenues (FY 2020)

$2.7 billion

Graduate Degree Programs

Visit the School of Medicine website for a comprehensive degree programs listing.

Medical Education

Doctor of Medicine (MD) (four-year and five-year)

Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)

Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (MD/PhD)

Doctor of Medicine/Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MD/MSCI)

Doctor of Medicine/Master of Population Health Sciences (MD/MPHS)

Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD/MPH)

Doctor of Medicine/Master of Business Administration (MD/MBA)

Audiology & Communication Sciences

Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Master of Science in Deaf Education (MSDE)

Biology and Biomedical Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) involving 13 academic programs

Clinical and Population Health Sciences

Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research (MS)

Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (MS)

Master of Science in Biostatistics and Data Science (MSBDS)

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI)

Consulting–Business of Health Care Management (MBA Concentration)

Master of Science in Genetic Epidemiology (MS)

Master of Science in Medical Physics (MS)

Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS)

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation and Participation Science (PhD)

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Physical Therapy

Doctor of Philosophy in Movement Science (PhD)

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)