Why Wayne State

Ready for the kind of real-life experience that's only possible at a top-ranked urban research university? A vibrant community of scholars stands ready to help you soar. Choose your specific applicant or student type to learn more.

Domestic applicants 

Located in the heart of Detroit, WSU is a big city with a small Midwestern feel. A graduate education in Detroit affords students unparalleled access to a diverse community and opportunities to collaborate with global partners, apply knowledge close to home and witness the impact of their research firsthand.

Domestic requirements

International applicants 

WSU is Michigan's most diverse campus with more than 27,000 students from 48 states and 77 countries, preparing Warriors to work in a global society. If you're ready to join them, we're here to help. 

International requirements

Graduate non-degree and guest applications

For those looking to dual-enroll, participate in MIGS, or complete a guest application. 

Non-degree and guest applications

Admitted students

So, you've been accepted. Congratulations! What's next?

Next steps

Current students

Are you a current student looking to change your program or add a second program? You may not need to complete a new application. Contact Dr. Jeff Pruchnic, associate dean of student success, at

Accelerated master's programs

Are you currently an undergrad Warrior? The Accelerated GRADuate Enrollment and Senior Rule programs enable qualified juniors and seniors to take graduate credits in addition to undergraduate degree requirements.

Accelerated programs