The MSTP ACCESS uses SLATE, a web-based system that enables students to submit and organize all of their application materials, monitor the status of any required supporting documents, and check their application status and decision. 

You can start the online application process and come back as many times as you need to just log back into your account. However, you will not be able to return to the application to make changes after it has been submitted.

Click Here To Start MSTP ACCESS Application

Please note, there are no application fees for the MSTP Access program application.

Please remember the following when submitting application materials:

Addresses, Telephone Numbers, E-mail:  The information that you report in the on-line application will be used to contact you.  Please inform us immediately if your contact information changes during this time period.

Transcripts:  Please do not mail official transcripts.

  • As part of the online application, upload a scanned transcript from each post-secondary institution you have or are currently attending.  Please include the transcript key (that is normally located on the back page of the official transcript).
  • The scanned transcript must be issued by the Registrar’s Office.  We will not accept a transcript that is downloaded from the University’s web site.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please contact us.
  • Scan the transcript as a high-resolution PDF and make sure each page is legible before uploading it.  Upload the transcript from each institution as a single document.
  • Unofficial transcripts will be used in the review process.
  • Transcripts must be in English or be accompanied by notarized translations.

You may be asked to provide an official final transcript. The MSTP ACCESS at Washington University in St. Louis reserves the right to rescind any offer of admission if discrepancies are found between your uploaded transcript and the official transcript.

Recommendation Letters:  Two letters of recommendation are required.  If you have previous research experience, the review committee requests that, at least, one of the letters of recommendation be completed by your research mentor.

  • Please make your recommenders aware that they will be receiving an email from Washington University in St. Louis containing a link to upload their letter of recommendation. Due to the numerous applications, we receive, we cannot monitor the submission of your letters of recommendation. That will be your responsibility and can be done through your SLATE account. If your recommender has not received the request, please ask them to check spam and junk mail folders.  If this does not resolve the issue, you can reach out to Rocky Talavedra at

While we strongly encourage you to submit your application once all required fields are completed, your application will not be considered complete until both letters of recommendation are received.

Incomplete applications cannot be considered.