The mission of Wayne State University  Michigan's only urban research university  is to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities. 

The College of Engineering supports that mission through education, innovation and collaboration. We offer graduate students more than 30 graduate certificate, master's and doctoral programs across eight departments and two interdisciplinary programs. Our students learn from and collaborate with nationally and globally renowned faculty experts and industry leaders, helping to improve quality of life in Detroit and around the world.

The Graduate School at Wayne State provides leadership in advancing graduate education and cultivates a supportive environment for research, scholarly activities and other creative endeavors that are integral to successful graduate students and faculty members.

Admission requirements

MS priority deadlines

Fall (begins in August): July 15
Winter (begins in January): November 1
Spring/Summer (Spring begins in May; Summer begins in June): February 1

PhD priority deadlines

Fall (begins in August)- March 1
Winter  (begins in January) - October 1
Spring/Summer (Spring begins in May; Summer begins in June) - Case by case review, but preferred no later than March 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for admission to the Fall or Winter terms.