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-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
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address656 West Kirby Street, Detroit, MI
Graduate School Students9,181 students
1,483 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$18,226
Out-of-State$37,215
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 285 Graduate Programs
128 Master's, 51 Doctorate, 79 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
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$16,285$35,274
Fees$1,941$1,941
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)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$16,503$17,164$17,661$18,226$18,226
Out-of-State$33,696$35,045$36,061$37,215$37,215

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 850 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
Total2,13080239156
Men7984011436
Women1,33240125120
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.
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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
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
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Visual And Performing Arts
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Business
History
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Visual And Performing Arts
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Business
History
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
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Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Psychology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
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
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Legal Studies
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 26,824 students enrolled in Wayne State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 9,181 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 3,799 male and 5,382 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 5,528 full-time and 3,653 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,483 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 979 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total9,181
Men Students3,799
Women Students5,382
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total9,181
Full-time Students5,528
Part-time Students3,653
By race/ethnicity 4,910 White, 1,228 Black, and 592 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
Total9,181
American Indian /
Native American
32
Asian592
Black1,228
Hispanic377
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
2
White4,910
Two or more races642
Un-Known261
180 students are younger than 22 and 1,118 students are older than 65. The school has 5,867 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,016 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total9,181
21 & Under180
22-242,458
25-293,409
30-341,365
35-39651
40 & Over1,118
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, 1,483 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 979 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment9,181
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,483
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses979
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses6,719
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,483
Michigan Resident1,322
Other State In U.S.145
Outside of U.S.16


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