Graduate Students in the Biology Department
Graduate students working in the Department of Biology are enrolled in Washington University's interdepartmental graduate programs. The largest cohort of graduate students is in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS); however, we also attract students from graduate programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. DBBS is an umbrella graduate program of 500 students and more than 330 faculty members from 31 departments who teach and work in 11 Programs on both the hilltop and medical campuses. Students from most of the 11 Programs choose to train with our faculty members; Ecology, Evolution, and Population Biology (EEPB) and Plant and Microbial Biosciences (PMB) graduate students make up the majority of our graduate population.
Prospective graduate students interested in working with faculty members in the Department of Biology are encouraged to visit the DBBS website for more information about the DBBS application process. To learn more about graduate research in the Department of Biology, visit our research page.