Ph.D. students

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Our diverse community of over 2,000 doctoral students and dedicated faculty works together to make local and global impact through research, study, innovation and creativity in the heart of Detroit. Wayne State is among the nation's top public universities for research expenditures, with more than $218 million spent annually, and has been awarded the Carnegie Foundation's top classifications in research and community engagement.

The Graduate School is a key resource for information and support for doctoral degree applications, requirements, policies and procedures, guidelines and forms for completing a Ph.D. program. Our goal is to provide a clear overview of the stages in the Ph.D. process, monitor and facilitate student progress towards successful completion.

We support and celebrate graduate and postdoctoral students' success by providing opportunities for research presentation and competitions, professional development seminars and career development, diversity initiatives, learning communities and a variety of funding opportunities.

Information and resources for incoming students