Health Information for Graduate Students

Requirements for Incoming Graduate Students

The university is committed to ensuring the health of all students in our community. We request you complete the required vaccinations prior to arriving at the university. You are also asked to complete a brief health history. Please contact us to schedule an appointment on your arrival if you have questions about the requirements or need additional vaccinations.

All GRADUATE students must provide proof of immunizations and health history information prior to September 5, or a hold will prevent registration of classes for the spring semester.

Mental Health Services for Graduate Students

Welcome to Mental Health Services (MHS) at Washington University in St. Louis. Whether you are a new graduate or professional student or ​have been at WashU for a while, we want to welcome you and let you know that we are here to support your academic and personal success. If you are experiencing a situational problem, a crisis or have long-standing mental health concerns, we are here to help. Our professional staff includes licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers and professional counselors.

MHS understands that being a graduate/professional student presents a unique set of challenges. Often during graduate school, students report reduced access to social supports, increased concerns about finances, difficulties balancing child care, stress in marriages or committed relationships, tension in relationships with advisers, and isolation with research work. In addition, international students may find living in a new culture stressful.

MHS is here to support your transition to WashU as well as your development and growth. Our services are confidential. Please explore this website to learn about the many services available to WashU graduate and professional students. If you would like to schedule an initial consultation or speak to a counselor, please set up a telephone assessment through the online Student Portal​.

G-SHAC (Graduate Student Health Advisory Committee)

If you would like to get involved, call 314-935-9626 and ask to have your name added to the G-SHAC mailing list.
Meeting dates: TBD
Location: Friedman Conference Room at Liberman Center