Welcome to Wayne State University's Graduate School! We are excited to offer a range of training programs and support for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty. Please explore the opportunities available for funding, mentorship and professional development provided by the Graduate School. Programs like BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training), and our new micro-credentialing initiative work to develop and showcase the skills and experience essential for career success.
                                                                                                                           –  Dean Ambika Mathur, Ph.D.


Marion Tate Marion Tate
Ph.D. student in Education, KCP Fellow
Heather Mooney Heather Mooney
Ph.D. candidate in Sociology, KCP Fellow
Noel Kulik Noel Kulik
Faculty member in the College of Education.
Kafi Kumasi Kafi Kumasi
Associate Professor of Library and Information Science (LIS).

Training programs

Supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), BEST assists doctoral trainees and postdoctoral scientists in exploring multiple careers opportunities.

reBUILDetroit is a consortium of Detroit institutions supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to ensure that students from all backgrounds receive support in pursuing biomedical careers.

Guarantees admission to Wayne State’s School of Medicine and Irvin D. Reid Honors College for ten students each year, leading to M.D. or combined M.D./Ph.D. degree programs at WSU.

About us

Serving master’s students, doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate faculty members across all schools and colleges at Wayne State by:

  • Providing leadership in advancing knowledge and excellence in graduate and postdoctoral education 
  • Cultivating a supportive environment for research, scholarly activities and other creative endeavors that are integral to the success of a diverse body of trainees and faculty in an urban setting
  • Engaging the community in these endeavors


150 years in the heart of Detroit