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About Wayne State University

A combination of factors sets Wayne State apart from other universitieswith its unique perspectives and expertise

For 150 years, Wayne State has been preparing students toexcel and make a positive impact in the world. Its 13 schools and collegesoffer more than 350 academic and certificate programs for graduates andundergraduates.

Faculty members revered for their innovative educationalapproaches, accomplishments and real-world expertise provide life-changingmentorship in and out of the classroom. Students gain experience as they workalongside professors in state-of-the-art laboratories and pursue internshipswith renowned nearby businesses.

Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation with its highestclassification for research, WSU is at the forefront of STEM education and itsgraduates are leaders in science and engineering flied. The College ofEngineering has more than 50 engineering and computer science degree andcertificate programs. It was the first in the nation to launch an alternativeenergy technology master’s degree and certificate, and the college is home tothe first electric-drive vehicle engineering program in the U.S. In November,the college received a $1 million gift to create a new center for global engineeringeducation.

U.S. News & WorldReport listed WSU as one of the nation’s best global universities, placingits programs in nursing, chemistry, clinical psychology, fine arts,occupational therapy, pharmacy, social work and more in the top 50 percent inthe nation.

Wayne State students come from the local community, nearlyevery state, 80 countries and a wide array of cultures and socioeconomicbackgrounds, resulting in Michigan’s most diverse campus community. Nearly1,700 international students study at WSU, with the largest number of studentscoming from India, followed by Canada and China. Bringing together uniqueviewpoints is essential to furthering knowledge, and the university’s 27,000 studentsare encouraged to collaborate and celebrate their differences.

While Wayne State provides students with a traditionalcollege experience of living in a residence hall, working out in the recreationand fitness center, studying in one of five libraries or joining any of morethan 400 student organizations, its urban location gives it its uniquecharacter and opens the door to exciting opportunities. Wayne State studentsare at the threshold of the nation’s best hospitals, international corporationsand law firms. They take part in performances in the second-largest theatredistrict in the United States and cheer on professional teams in every sport.

Students are part of the city’s vibrant culture, and theuniversity’s location in Midtown – named one of the nation’s top up-and-comingneighborhoods by USA Today – makes it easy to be involved in all that ishappening in Detroit.

From the new streetcar system to an influx of entrepreneursbringing their creative ventures, business, culinary and artistic expertise tothe area, there is no better place to be than Detroit.

About Wayne State University

A combination of factors sets Wayne State apart from other universitieswith its unique perspectives and expertise

For 150 years, Wayne State has been preparing students toexcel and make a positive impact in the world. Its 13 schools and collegesoffer more than 350 academic and certificate programs for graduates andundergraduates.

Faculty members revered for their innovative educationalapproaches, accomplishments and real-world expertise provide life-changingmentorship in and out of the classroom. Students gain experience as they workalongside professors in state-of-the-art laboratories and pursue internshipswith renowned nearby businesses.

Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation with its highestclassification for research, WSU is at the forefront of STEM education and itsgraduates are leaders in science and engineering flied. The College ofEngineering has more than 50 engineering and computer science degree andcertificate programs. It was the first in the nation to launch an alternativeenergy technology master’s degree and certificate, and the college is home tothe first electric-drive vehicle engineering program in the U.S. In November,the college received a $1 million gift to create a new center for global engineeringeducation.

U.S. News & WorldReport listed WSU as one of the nation’s best global universities, placingits programs in nursing, chemistry, clinical psychology, fine arts,occupational therapy, pharmacy, social work and more in the top 50 percent inthe nation.

Wayne State students come from the local community, nearlyevery state, 80 countries and a wide array of cultures and socioeconomicbackgrounds, resulting in Michigan’s most diverse campus community. Nearly1,700 international students study at WSU, with the largest number of studentscoming from India, followed by Canada and China. Bringing together uniqueviewpoints is essential to furthering knowledge, and the university’s 27,000 studentsare encouraged to collaborate and celebrate their differences.

While Wayne State provides students with a traditionalcollege experience of living in a residence hall, working out in the recreationand fitness center, studying in one of five libraries or joining any of morethan 400 student organizations, its urban location gives it its uniquecharacter and opens the door to exciting opportunities. Wayne State studentsare at the threshold of the nation’s best hospitals, international corporationsand law firms. They take part in performances in the second-largest theatredistrict in the United States and cheer on professional teams in every sport.

Students are part of the city’s vibrant culture, and theuniversity’s location in Midtown – named one of the nation’s top up-and-comingneighborhoods by USA Today – makes it easy to be involved in all that ishappening in Detroit.

From the new streetcar system to an influx of entrepreneursbringing their creative ventures, business, culinary and artistic expertise tothe area, there is no better place to be than Detroit.

Available programs

  • BachelorUG
  • MasterPG
  • MBA

Wayne State University is an SAT / ACT optional university for most of its undergraduate programs and has 13 schools and colleges, each is distinct and contributes uniquely to its field of focus, providing a place where general excellence turns into specific expertise. Undergraduate programs are offered in many areas.

Since 1915, Wayne State University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States that provides accreditation to colleges and universities at the institutional level.

Undergraduate programs are available in the

· Mike Ilitch School of Business

· College of Education

· College of Engineering

· College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

· Irvin D. Reid Honors College

· College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

· College of Nursing

· Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Academic excellence and pioneering research are central to our mission and a primary reason students choose to attend Wayne State.

From medicine and mechanical engineering to graphic design and geology, Wayne State faculty members are renowned for innovation and expertise in their fields, crafting hands-on curricula to take students out of the classroom and into the real world.

Wayne State increasingly is known for interdisciplinary researchin areas such as health sciences and disparities,the environment, entrepreneurship and data analytics,human services and education,manufacturing, languageand the arts.The university makes a measurable impact in its neighborhood and around the world.

Our scholarship opportunities:

Scholarships upto 6000 USD

Deadline: December 1

Requirements: SAT / ACT score, GPA above 3.0

#YouAreWelcomeHere national scholarship program

50% scholarships for international students to study in the U.S.

Link: https://forms.wayne.edu/5b9924d203841/

Deadline: February 1

Arts and Humanities(3)

Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies

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Business and Management(3)

Bachelor's in Accounting (BA)

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Bachelor's in Accounting (BS)

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Bachelor's in Finance (BA)

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Bachelor's in Finance (BS)

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Bachelor's in Information Systems Management (BA)

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Bachelor's in Information Systems Management (BS)

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Bachelor's in Management (BA)

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Social Sciences and Management(3)

Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education (PE) (BA)

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Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education (PE) (BS)

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Bachelor of Social Work

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Bachelor's in Global Supply Chain Management (BA)

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Bachelor's in Global Supply Chain Management (BS)

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The Graduate School at Wayne State University advances graduate education and cultivates a supportive environment for research, scholarly activities and other creative endeavors that are integral to successful graduate students, faculty members and programs. It assures the quality and integrity of graduate programs and monitors the academic requirements for Ph.D. degrees, specific master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

The Graduate School administers and regulates funds that support graduate studies and disseminates information related to graduate programs and policies. The school hosts the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium, encouraging postdoctoral fellows, doctoral and master’s students to share their research experiences across disciplines. Professional development seminars on topics such as the academic job search and career choices for students in the humanities are regularly offered, and assistance is available for doctoral students and postdocs interested in exploring careers beyond academia.

Wayne State’s designation within the classification of research universities with very high research activity is reflective of a deep commitment to excellence in graduate education, relevance in academic curriculum, and leadership in research and scholarship. Accordingly, the Graduate School is committed to the highest standards of academic performance and ethical behavior.

Graduate programs are offered in the

· Mike Ilitch School of Business

· College of Education

· College of Engineering

· College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

· School of Information Sciences

· College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

· Law School

· School of Medicine

· College of Nursing

· Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Some of the places where are students work areAT&T, General Motors, Quicken Loans, IBM, Comerica Bank, Beaumont, Ford Motors, Chrysler, Amazon, Facebook, United Parcel Services, Delta Airlines, Aerostar, Yazaki and more

Arts and Humanities(4)

Joint Master of Arts in Public History and Library & Information Science (Hybrid)

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Joint Master of Arts in Public History and Library & Information Science (Online)

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Master of Arts in History

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Master of Arts in Public History

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Master of Arts in Theatre and Dance (Hybrid)

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Master of Arts in Theatre and Dance (Online)

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Business and Management(4)

Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.)

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Life Sciences and Medicine(4)

MSN in Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN)

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Master of Arts in Counseling

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Master of Arts in School and Community Psychology

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Master of Science in Nursing (Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP))

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Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse-Midwife (NMW))

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Master of Science in Nursing (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (PNP-AC))

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Master of Science in Nursing (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (PNP-PC))

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Master of Science in Nursing (Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (P-MHNP))

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Social Sciences and Management(4)

M.S. in Community Health

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership (Hybrid)

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership (Online)

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Learning Design and Technology

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Learning (Bilingual/Bicultural)

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Learning (Career and Technical Education)

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Learning (English as a Second Language)

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Master of Library and Information Science (Hybrid)

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Master of Library and Information Science (Online)

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Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

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Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Hybrid)

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Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Online)

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Master of Science in Information Management

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Master of Social Work

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Master of Studies in Law – Human Resources

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Sports Administration Master of Arts (M.A.) (Online)

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Full-Time MBA(2)

Master of Business Administration (Blended)

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Online/Distance MBA(2)

Master of Business Administration (Online)

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University information

  • Admission

Bachelor

1060+

6+

79+

Master

530+

300+

2+

6+

79+

18,421

71%

29%

1,118

27%

73%

2,347

91%

9%

Tuition fee and scholarships

  • Scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

  • RANKINGS

Wayne State University is one of the top universities in Detroit, United States. It is ranked #791-800 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

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  • #791-800QS World University Rankings
  • #451-500QS WUR Ranking By Subject
  • #941-960QS Sustainability Ranking
  • #121-130US UNI (universities)

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QS World University Rankings

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  • Data
  • 2016

    #501-550

  • 2017

    #461-470

  • 2018

    #461-470

  • 2019

    #=439

  • 2020

    #484

  • 2021

    #477

  • 2022

    #511-520

  • 2023

    #601-650

  • 2024

    #751-760

  • 2025

    #791-800

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Campus locations

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  • Main Campus,Michigan,United States
  • Medical Campus,Michigan,United States

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