Diversity initiatives

Prepare for success

At Wayne State, students from over 70 countries and nearly every state, representing a wide range of ages, religious beliefs and socio-economic backgrounds come together in the heart of Detroit, renowned for its culture, industry and diversity. The Graduate School celebrates and supports this diversity with resources and initiatives designed to enhance retention and encourage the academic excellence of students who are underrepresented in their disciplines. The career and professional development offered by the Graduate School focuses on leadership skills, applying to and attending graduate school, graduation, and entry into professional and academic careers.

Learn more about Graduate School initiatives like the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), select fellowship opportunities and special programs such as ReBUILDetroit. Beyond the Graduate School, Wayne State University offices and external resources can provide additional resources.