From its founding in 1853, Washington University in St. Louis has grown from a local institution to one of international stature. Now counted among the world leaders in higher education and scholarly research, the university is known for its commitment to excellence. The university is fully committed to its mission of teaching, research and service to its community, its country, and the world.

Washington University has a wide array of top-ranked graduate and professional programs taught by an outstanding faculty that has garnered many awards and honors.

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy considers applicants who are accepted into the following programs:

The Graduate School
Brown School
Olin Business School
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
School of Engineering & Applied Science
School of Law
School of Medicine