Graduate Programs Overview

Wayne State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Detroit, Michigan. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $18,226 for Michigan residents and $37,215 for other students in average.

It offers two hundreds eighty-three graduate programs: 125 Master's, 78 Doctorate, 30 Post-Bachelor's, 50 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 2,274 students have been conferred Master's degree and 829 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWayne State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address656 West Kirby Street, Detroit, MI
Graduate School Students9,451 students
1,457 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$18,226
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 283 Graduate Programs
125 Master's, 50 Doctorate, 80 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $18,226 and $37,215 for non-Michigan residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $679 for Michigan residents and $1,470 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$679$1,470
Books & Supplies$1,246
Room & Board$10,694 (On-Campus) / $11,004 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,068 (On-Campus) / $5,400 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$34,234$53,223
Off-Campus Total$35,876$54,865
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

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 283 major areas - 122 Master's (9 online programs), 74 Doctorate (4 online programs), 27 Post-Bachelor'(3 online programs), 49 Post-Master'(8 online programs). 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 27,025 students enrolled in Wayne State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 9,451 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,015 male and 5,436 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 5,790 full-time and 3,661 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,457 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,029 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students4,015
Women Students5,436
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students5,790
Part-time Students3,661
By race/ethnicity 5,438 White, 1,227 Black, and 594 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 races250
182 students are younger than 22 and 1,125 students are older than 65. The school has 6,149 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,995 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under182
40 & Over1,125
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, 1,457 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,029 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment9,451
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,457
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,029
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses6,965
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,457
Michigan Resident1,289
Other State In U.S.148
Outside of U.S.20

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