3+2 Program

Wayne State University partners with select universities to offer a 3+2 program. Students enrolled in this program study for three years at their home university, earning a bachelor's degree upon completion, and then study at Wayne State for two years to earn a master's degree.

To enroll in the 3+2 program, you must meet all the academic and legal requirements of both your home institution and Wayne State and apply. Scholarship opportunities are available for up to five entering students per semester per university. 

Admission requirements

  • Currently be enrolled in a participating 3+2 university and have completed three years of undergraduate study with a specialization in an engineering discipline or computer science
  • Have a minimum 2.75/4.0 GPA
  • Submit a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 550 written or 79 online or IELTS of 6.5
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

How to apply

  1. Fill out the Graduate Admissions Application

  2. Select the term you are applying for and answer the following questions about your birth and citizenship status. Select "Continue". 

  3. Select the Graduate Program you are interested in from the drop-down menu. 

  4. Enter your name, personal information and address. 

  5. In the "Previous College" box, write the name of your current university. You will be prompted with another pop up box. 

  6. For "Degree or Credits Earned" select "Bachelor of Science" from the drop down menu. 

  7. For "Graduation Date" please select a date prior to the start of the term you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for Fall 2017, select June 2017. 

  8. For "Attendance From and To Dates" enter the date that you began your bachelor's degree, and the graduation date you entered above (must be prior to start of graduate program). 

  9. You can leave the "Grade Point Average on a 4.0 Scale" box empty. Below is an example of what to enter if you are applying for the Fall 2017 semester:

visual example

  1. Next, you will be given a temporary user name and password and will be brought to a page where you can upload your documents. 

  2. Please upload a copy of your transcripts and a TOEFL or IELTS score if you have taken this test. 

  3.  At the bottom of the page, there is a question that states "3+2 Program". Please select the box indicating that you are a 3+2 student and follow the prompts. 

If you have any questions or concerns during the application process, please email Ellen Cope.

Financial guarantee

All international applicants on F-1 visas must provide a financial guarantee to show evidence that they have sufficient funds available for their studies before the application can be processed.  Students participating in our 3+2 program are eligible to receive $3,000 per term (up to 4 terms) while completing the M.S. degree.

I-20 and visa information

Upon admission into Wayne State University, an I-20 will be mailed to you from Wayne State. Students should receive their I-20 in the mail within 2-3 weeks of admission.

Students are responsible for applying for their visa at their nearest U.S. Consulate.

Official document language

All official documents including your official transcripts, English proficiency test scores, financial affidavit, etc. must be provided in both English and your native language.


Send an email to EngineeringGradAdmissions@eng.wayne.edu