Wayne State University : Academic Programs

Wayne State University is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan, in the city's Midtown Cultural Center. Founded in 1868, WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering more than 350 major subject areas to over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students. It is currently the third largest university in the state of Michigan. The WSU main campus encompasses 203 acres (822,000 m²) linking 100 education and research buildings in the heart of Detroit. It also has six extension centers in the Metro Detroit area providing access to a limited selection of courses. The institution is a notable engine in metro Detroit's educational, cultural, and economic landscape, as manifested through efforts such as its 75-acre (300,000 m2) research and technology park and its hosting of the Detroit Festival of the Arts.

Academic Programs

School of Business Administration

The School of Business Administration plays an important role in the social and economic development of southeastern Michigan and the world, placing significant emphasis on globalization, distance education and technology.

College of Education

With 37 specialized programs, the College of Education prepares professionals to help others acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to a complex and changing society.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering draws strength from the region’s robust engineering culture, providing students and faculty with unrivaled connections to industry and the latest research and technology.

College of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts

The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts is a leader in the education of future artists, performers, practitioners and scholars, as evidenced by the many graduates who go on to win top awards in their fields. Its students work closely with faculty members in the classroom, in the rehearsal hall, on stage and in the real world.

Graduate School

The Graduate School strives to provide leadership in advancing graduate education and cultivate a supportive environment for research, scholarly activities and other creative endeavors that are integral to successful graduate students, faculty members and programs. It assures the quality and integrity of graduate programs and monitors the academic requirements for the Ph.D. degree, specific master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

Irvin D. Reid Honors College

The Honors College provides a community of scholars within a large urban research university. It is the mission of Honors to promote informed, engaged citizenship as the foundation for academic excellence in a diverse global setting. The Honors experience is founded on four pillars: Community, Service, Research and Career.

Law School

The Law School provides a legal education that is both practical and economical. Its dedicated teachers and distinguished scholars are known nationally and internationally for their contributions to legal study and its graduates serve at the highest levels in law and government.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers majors, minors and co-majors in 20 departments. It provides nearly 40 challenging undergraduate programs and more than 40 graduate programs, with caring teachers using outstanding technologies and facilities.

School of Library and Information Science

The School of Library and Information Science prepares leaders for the evolving information profession. Through our graduate-level degree and certificate programs, we educate professionals who make lasting contributions to the field and society.

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine provides Michigan with medical and biotechnical resources in the form of scientific knowledge and trained professionals. Its students benefit from a highly developed curriculum and learn from renowned faculty while a diverse patient population and high-quality facilities help the school provide outstanding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate

College of Nursing

Research focusing on self-care and care giving and urban health is the calling card of the College of Nursing. The college is internationally recognized for preparing its students to become nurse leaders, scholars and researchers.

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences educates students in 11 disciplines to provide healthcare, improve and ensure healthy lifestyles and environments, or provide mortuary or pathology assistant services. Students engage in research with faculty and study in one of Michigan’s most technologically advanced educational facilities.

School of Social Work

With a reputation for producing experienced graduates with practical experience, the School of Social Work combines classroom knowledge with hands-on training. Graduates are highly sought by local and statewide agencies, hospitals and schools.