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 2021.  Incoming MS Colleg of Engineering students may apply for 2 term/1 year scholarships, Students must be enrolled full-time in the College of Engineering to receive the funds.

As this is a merit-based scholarship, applicants must:
-be admitted to one of the MS programs in the WSU College of Engineering
-Undergraduate GPA should be in top tier.  Generally, that means at least one of the following:

  • Cumulative bachelor degree GPA of at least 3.5 out of a 4.0 scale 
  • Graduated with at least First Class 
  • Graduated with at least 80% on a 100% scale

Admitted students are welcome to apply for our scholarship.  Deadline:  June 1, 2021 12pm (noon) EST (or until all money is extended)
*Meeting the scholarship standards does not guarantee a scholarship.  First-round decisions will be made the week of Aprill 12th, 2021.  

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.

COVID-19: Please read information Graduate School updates related to Admissions and English Proficiency (note the Duolingo English test link) as well as our COVID-19 FAQs.


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