Degree programs

Why Wayne State?

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 Department of Computer Science in Wayne State's College of Engineering offers an innovative education focused on the fundamentals of computer science while emphasizing new technologies, so our graduates are ready to step right into careers. The department is closely aligned with other academic areas, including business and medicine, to give students interdisciplinary options. Our students get jobs immediately in this promising field – a field that CareerBuilder recently listed as having a 74 percent increase in job postings year-over-year.

Earn a degree from the Wayne State College of Engineering and gain an edge over your competition. You'll learn the ins and outs of engineering and computer science from an internationally recognized faculty, known for pioneering the future from Midtown Detroit. You'll also be prepared to thrive as a graduate. Our college's five high-impact practices supplement the education our students receive and help them to become more well-rounded engineers and computer scientists:

  1. Join student competition teams and student organizations to grow leadership skills, meet friends and do what you love.
  2. Study, research or intern abroad in countries such as China or Austria to learn about working and flourishing in diverse cultures.
  3. Spend time in the lab with a leading expert in your field from as early as your freshman year.
  4. Get a leg up in your career by working at a top firm as a student.
  5. Partner with dozens of local organizations to do good and gain so much more.

Program contacts

Undergraduate advising

Colleen McKenney
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
5057 Woodward, Suite 3010.2
Detroit, MI 48202

Stephanie Chastain
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
5057 Woodward, Suite 3010.1
Detroit, MI 48202

Graduate advising

For questions about our graduate program, send an email to

Areej Salaymeh
Graduate Advisor
5057 Woodward, Suite 14101.3

Office Hours:  Walk-ins only or email to schedule an appointment

Dr. Dongxiao Zhu
Graduate Program Director

For more information, contact the main office at 313-577-2477.