Admission Procedures


Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid and employment. The university does not discriminate in access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information.

Information and Applications

Application forms and instructions for all graduate degree programs are available on our Graduate Admissions website.

An application to the graduate programs should include a portfolio of student work in the visual arts (i.e., drawing, painting, sculpture) or in architectural design work if the applicant has completed architectural design studio courses, along with transcripts or records from the institutions attended, a statement of objectives, a résumé or curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Duolingo test is required of international applicants, along with verification of availability of funds.

For more information about graduate degree programs and requirements, contact the Graduate Admissions Counselor, Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, CB 1079, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.

Contact Info

Phone:314-935-6227 or 800-295-6227 (within the continental United States)