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 (2019-20)

  • Total Students: 1,448
    • MD, MD/PhD, MD/MA: 603
    • Applied Health Behavior:  19
    • Audiology & Communication Sciences: 77
    • Clinical Investigation: 113
    • Genetic Epidemiology & Biostatistics: 30
    • Occupational Therapy: 321
    • Physical Therapy: 261
    • Population Health Sciences: 24
  • Faculty: 2,471
  • Residents and Clinical Fellows: 1,235
  • Staff: 8,519
  • Total Employees: 10,990

Tuition (2020-21 academic year)

$68,480 (includes mandatory health fee of $2749 per year, covering the cost of medical/medication/ER/hospitalization; required annual fee of $1500, which includes disability insurance and covers microscope lending plan).  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.

Revenues (FY 2019)

$2.7 billion

Graduate Degree Programs

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

Medical Education

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

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

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

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

Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences

Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Master of Science in Deaf Education (MSDE)

Physical Therapy

Doctor of Philosophy in Movement Science (PhD)

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Occupational Therapy

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

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 Biostatistics and Data Science (MSBDS)

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI)

Master of Science in Genetic Epidemiology (MS)

Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS)

Master of Public Health (MPH)