Graduate Programs Overview

Wayne State University is a four-years, public school located in Detroit, Michigan. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $18,937 for Michigan residents and $38,667 for other students in average.

It offers two hundreds eighty-five graduate programs: 128 Master's, 78 Doctorate, 28 Post-Bachelor's, 51 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 2,130 students have been conferred Master's degree and 802 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWayne State University
Typefour-years, public
Address656 West Kirby Street, Detroit, MI
Graduate School Students8,738 students
4,737 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$18,937
Student to Faculty15:1 (6.67%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 285 Graduate Programs
128 Master's, 51 Doctorate, 79 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Wayne State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Michigan residents, the tuition & fees are $18,937 and $38,667 for non-Michigan residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $705 for Michigan residents and $1,527 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$705$1,527
Books & Supplies$1,268
Room & Board$11,070 (On-Campus) / $11,390 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,114 (On-Campus) / $5,492 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$35,389$55,119
Off-Campus Total$37,087$56,817
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Wayne State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 285 major areas - 124 Master's , 74 Doctorate , 27 Post-Bachelor', 50 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 26,241 students enrolled in Wayne State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 8,738 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 3,483 male and 5,255 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 5,424 full-time and 3,314 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 4,737 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,818 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students3,483
Women Students5,255
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students5,424
Part-time Students3,314
By race/ethnicity 4,867 White, 1,126 Black, and 621 Asian students are attending at Wayne State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races657
164 students are younger than 22 and 1,050 students are older than 65. The school has 5,567 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,957 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under164
40 & Over1,050
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Wayne State University, 4,737 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,818 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment8,738
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses4,737
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,818
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,183
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses4,737
Michigan Resident4,118
Other State In U.S.289
Outside of U.S.330

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