Apply for Graduate Admission
Applying online is easy with only three steps of information collection:
Step 1: Starting Term & Residency Information
Step 2: Major Program, Contact Information & Previous School(s)
Step 3: Answer Questions & Submit Required Documentation
While you cannot make edits to the first two parts of your application, you can return to the third part – called your Application Status Page – at any time to provide additional information and to monitor the progress of your application. You can even download your decision letter from the site once an admission decision is made.
What types of transcripts are official?
Official transcripts are those issued directly by your previous institution. They usually include a school imprint, seal, or original signature and stamp of the registrar or senior school official. Transcripts cannot be transmitted via the applicant and must be sent by the institution to Wayne State University and cannot read "issued to student." Electronic transcripts will be accepted if they are delivered securely from the registrar of the issuing institution directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions - firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I defer my application for a different semester?
Because applications are specific to the initial program and term selected, you must submit a new application reflecting the program and term for which you currently would like to be considered. Any previously submitted documents will be transferred to your new application. Your application fee covers four consecutive terms, so you won’t have to pay it again if you are within that window.
Were you previously enrolled in a graduate program at Wayne State University?
Do not apply if you have previously enrolled in a graduate program. Instead, complete a Change of Status form and work directly with your program for admission into the program.
Do you want to return to your submitted application?
Log in now with your temporary username and password. Your log in information was e-mailed to you when you applied. If you already have an AccessID, you can use either the temporary ID or the AccessID login credentials. Forget your username and password?
What is the application fee?
The application fee for all graduate applicants is $50, payable in US funds, is non-refundable, and should be submitted electronically with your online application at time of submission. American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted as are bank debit cards and electronic checks. All payments should be made out to Wayne State University. Be sure to include your name in the memo section, where possible. The application fee is valid for four consecutive academic terms. Fees are subject to change without notice.
What are the other Graduate Application Types?
In order to re-apply, submit a new online application for the term and program you wish. The online application is available above. We will then use any supporting documents you submitted with your first application, if less than one year old, to process your re-application, where available and applicable. Please note: There may be further admission requirements for you to fulfill based on your new program of choice.
Graduate Guest Admission Application
Use this application if you are currently pursuing a graduate degree at a regionally accredited college or university other than Wayne State, and want to transfer one term of WSU graduate coursework back to your home institution. Find out more.
Graduate Permit to Register Application
The Permit to Register option is not available in all university schools and colleges. Before submitting the application to the Office of Graduate Admissions, you must receive written approval from the college or department. Find out more.
Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Studies (MIGS) Program Graduate students who are in good standing in a degree program are eligible to take graduate courses at several graduate schools in Michigan with prior approval of their Home and potential Host Institutions. Find out more.
What other applications may be relevant for me?
Post Bachelor is an undergraduate status. Graduate Students may wish to enroll in this status to complete undergraduate level prerequisite coursework for a graduate program. Find out more.
Graduate Application Support