Explore a variety of academic opportunities for students to gain rich global perspectives on campus.

The department offers opportunities for students to explore the social, political and intellectual history as well as the literature, culture and artistic life of various peoples in the world who are African or of African descent.

The department offers a major and minor in anthropology, as well as a global health and environment track

The minor in Applied Linguistics emphasizes language acquisition and language use in foreign and second-language settings.

Architecture degree programs center around four areas of expertise: discipline-based design practice, technology and the arts, social engagement, and resilient cities. Focus is on environmental ethics, historical and global perspectives, innovation, and technological fluency.

The Department of Art History and Archaeology offers a diverse program of study in art history, archaeology, and visual studies at the undergraduate and graduate level. They are home to some 60 majors and minors, and to over 20 graduate students working on AM and PhD degrees. The department enjoys strong partnerships with other Humanities programs on campus, and with local arts institutions.  Housed within the distinguished School of Arts & Sciences, the department is an active collaborator with schools across the Danforth campus, as well as with the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Comparative Literature studies literature across national, cultural, and linguistic borders. The international and comparative range of the discipline provides students a broad critical understanding of what literature is and does.

Classics is the traditional name for the field that encompasses the ancient Greek and Roman worlds – their intertwined histories, languages, literatures, and cultures. This department embraces the responsibilities and possibilities of Classics in the twenty-first century, seeking to understand the ancient societies as they were and to bring new questions, tools, and participants into the field.

The department explores the complexity and richness of human experience as expressed in the languages, histories, cultures, and literatures of China, Japan, and Korea.

Many, if not most, of the nation’s and the world’s most significant social problems have an economic dimension. The department is committed to excellence in teaching and research in all major areas of Economics.

The program offers a major and two minors, and focuses on understanding the dynamic systems that shape the Earth’s environment, how they influence the planet’s diverse ecosystems, our natural resources, the communities we live in, and local and global political systems.

The department offers diverse and challenging degree programs in the languages, literatures, and cultures of the German speaking countries from the Middle Ages to the present.

Offering fundamental skills relevant to Global Studies, this First-Year Ampersand Program examines what it means to be a citizen of the world, challenging its participants to engage in both demanding texts and real-life scenarios. 

The Washington University School of Medicine’s Global Health Scholars Pathway is designed for residents who wish to explore Global Health as a possible career avenue. 

To meet the demand for next-generation financial expertise, Washington University’s Olin Business School has partnered with six leading universities around the world. The collaboration creates a singular educational paradigm: the Global Master of Finance (GMF) program for high-reaching students.

Global Studies offers an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to understanding global issues. Our undergraduate major encourages a broad understanding of the world while exploring the diversity and richness of other cultures. 

This department engages students through the study of the world’s past and prepare them for a wide range of careers in government, education, research, business, international agencies, and many other fields.

Undergraduates pursuing a BSBA degree can choose from different business majors and minors including a minor in International Business.

WashULaw offers innumerable opportunities to gain a global perspective and to learn about international law through related course work. Additionally, WashULaw offers LLM programs for international lawyers.

The department is devoted to the study of the history and cultures of the Near East, and of the Jewish and Islamic civilizations, both individually and comparatively.

A major or minor in Latin American Studies is an excellent complement to any other major program. Latin America is the location of major US trade partners, and Latin American immigrants constitute the largest segment of market growth in the US, including in major economic markets. This makes the LAS major a great companion to a business degree. 

Our faculty specialize in a variety of research areas within political science, including American politics, formal theory, international conflict, international political economy, methodology, and political theory.

This department is an interdisciplinary center for the study of religion in the twenty-first century, and a vibrant community of scholars and students exploring the deepest questions about human life through the lens of religion. The program gives students an opportunity to learn about the wide variety of religions while studying past and current events with a critical, but open, mind. The curriculum covers diverse subjects including U.S. politics, the Middle East, atheism, the FBI, health, eastern philosophies, and more.

RLL offers vibrant programs in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Our language classes have long been popular with undergraduates, including those interested in international travel and those who anticipate a global dimension to their future careers.

The Brown School is at the cutting edge of international research and practice for social work, public health and social policy. Our faculty and students lead research projects all over the globe. The top-ranked Master of Social Work program offers the International Social and Economic Development concentration. The Global Health Specialization in the Master of Public Health program, prepares students to understand and confront global health issues.

This department strives to understand the origins and reproduction of social inequality and apply that knowledge to address issues of pressing public concern. They adopt an approach rooted in the work of W.E.B. Du Bois, focused on undertaking rigorous empirical research to identify and suggest solutions to social problems. Faculty and students engage core questions through diverse cutting-edge methodological approaches, from interview-based and historical analyses to large-scale quantitative experimental designs.

Faculty and students in this department use an interdisciplinary approach to examine the construction of women, gender, and sexuality throughout the world. The interdisciplinary research and training positions people to be thought leaders and agents in addressing inequality in all its forms. This community of scholars and activists is committed to doing the critical work of reimagining and producing a more inclusive future.

If you know of additional academic units that belong on this list, please send the information to global@wustl.edu.

We work with our international partners to develop academic programs that lead to dual and joint degrees. These programs provide our university and students with opportunities for more globally-focused education.

EMBA Mumbai

A partnership between the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM) at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and Washington University in St. Louis, the Executive MBA program is the only one in the world to confer a degree from both an Indian and an American university.

EMBA Shanghai

Established in 2002, the program prepares senior-level professionals in China–and other parts of Asia–for global leadership. Courses are taught jointly by Olin Business School and Fudan University faculty.

Global Master of Finance

As a student in the program, you are exposed to cultures, financial markets, and business practices from countries other than your own—perspectives that boost your competitive advantage. You earn a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) from Washington University. You pair the MSF with a partner program. Partners are located in financial capitals around the world.

Master of Social Policy (MSP) Global Dual-Degree Program

This dual degree program is offered by the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis in partnership with select global partner programs. Students in select graduate programs at the following universities may be eligible to apply: East China University for Sciences and Technology, Fudan University, Hebrew University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Nankai University, Peking University, Renmin University of China and Xi’an Jiaotong University. The program is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in global social policy.

LLM Dual-Degree Program with Fudan University

Students from Fudan University Law School have the opportunity to enroll in an innovative dual-degree program to study at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Through the partnership, students in Fudan University’s Juris Master program study for one year at Fudan University, then pursue a Master of Laws (LLM) for one year at Washington University before returning to Fudan to complete their degree requirements.

Each of our eight schools advances path-breaking research and educational excellence. We strive to instill all of our students with a global mindset. Many of our study abroad programs and international education opportunities are organized, facilitated and managed by our schools.