Graduate admissions

Wayne State University -- Michigan's only urban research university -- is known for academic and research excellence, success across a diverse student body, and meaningful engagement in its urban community. Its mission 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 degree and doctoral programs within eight departments and two programs. And our students learn from and collaborate with nationally renowned faculty experts and industry leaders, helping to improve quality of life in Detroit and all 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.

The College of Engineering has a limited number of competitive M.S. scholarships for those entering Fall 2019.  Your application to our M.S. program is your application for the scholarship; there is no additional scholarship application.  Priority consideration will be given to those who have a completed and submitted an application by midnight February 28, 2019.  Scholarships will be distributed until all the money is extended.

Admission requirements

​International students

In 2016, the college enrolled more than 100 international undergraduate students and more than 1,100 international graduate students from 37 countries -- all of whom can seek educational, cultural and social support and assistance from the university's Office of International Students and Scholars as well as language assistance from the English Language Institute, the only intensive English language program in the metropolitan Detroit area.

All international applicants are required to submit a qualifying TOEFL or IELTS score and a WES Evaluation.


Check out our graduate admissions FAQs or reach out to one of our graduate program coordinators.  Or, send an email to