Wayne State University

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The Graduate School

Office of the Dean
5057 Woodward, Suite 6305
Detroit, MI 48202
Ph: 313.577.2170
Fax: 313.577.2903

Admissions Questions

Graduate Admissions
5057 Woodward, Suite 6304
Detroit, MI 48202
Ph: 313.577.4723
Fax: 313.577.0131

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WSU Diversity Programs Offices

Wayne State University has initiated programs that encourage and support student diversity in academic programs. The primary goals of these programs are to increase enrollment of students from traditionally underrepresented groups and to promote an academic and social environment in which scholars can flourish. All support services focus on facilitating leadership skills and academic excellence, enhancing minority student retention, graduation and continuation to graduate programs, and entry into professional and academic careers. Diversity Programs include the following.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

The primary mission of the Wayne State University LSAMP program is to significantly increase the number of minority students earning baccalaureate degrees each year in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields from the participating universities of the alliance and prepare them for entry into graduate programs. 

Contact: R. Darin Ellis, Ph.D., rdellis@wayne.edu

The McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program aims to successfully prepare scholars for entrance into graduate school, and to achieve a PhD within 10 years of graduating from Wayne State University.

Contact: Henry L. Robinson, hlrobinson@wayne.edu

Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD/MBRS)

Formerly known as Minority Biomedical Research Support Program (MBRS), IMSD is a research program designed to increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders in the field of biomedical sciences. 

Contact: Rasheeda Zafar, rzafar@med.wayne.edu

Honors College

The Honors College promotes excellence and challenges their students to engage the world around them as problem-solvers and leaders.  The curriculum gives students the required tools to be catalysts for innovation and improvement, and provides the skills necessary to create powerful solutions.  Its Urban Scholars/Leaders Scholarship Program develops, trains, and retains future Detroit leaders by providing coordinated academic and social support. 

Contact: The Honors College, honors@wayne.edu

Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)

OISS provides quality services to international students, offering cross-cultural educational programs and activities, and assisting in important matters related primarily to immigration regulation compliance.

Contact: OISS, oissmail@wayne.edu