Wayne State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.88 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 151 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 7 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 14 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 27,140 (17,587 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 37% part-time, 63% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $15,853 in-state; $32,370 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Great administration and faculty. Admission office was difficult to deal with.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

When I was in the process of applying to graduate school, three people that I asked opinions of agreed that Wayne State was the best within this field. As I progress through the program, the faculty show a deep passion for this field and their research. They are always accessible and if they do not have an answer, they will direct you to someone who can help you further. There are always constant programs, workshops and events that cater to the Urban Planning students. The dean, Professor R.B., keeps us posted on job openings, no matter what field. There should be no reason why one cannot find a job after graduation. The downside is the length of classes, 3 hours max, and sometimes the subject. It can be boring at times, especially if one does not have an interest in the subject. The workload can be a burden, but that is what time management is all about. It is not much diversity in terms of minorities and if you are female, but I can see it changing. I feel the planning department sincerely does want the students to succeed.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

One major pro about this graduate school is that you are taught by professionals in the field that have substantial amounts of research and experience to help you to better understand the material. Another pro is that they have small class sizes so that each student can have a more direct relationship with their professor. One con parking is not free.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

The Masters of Social Work program takes a pragmatic approach in its attempt to prepare students for their career in the field. Wayne does an excellent job of preparing students for 'real world' challenges and provides adequate support along the way. Faculty is accessible and takes a genuine interest in each student.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Wayne State University School of Law is the ideal choice for those individuals looking to practice law in the Detroit area and beyond. Wayne State's law professors are incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable in their field of study. The faculty are devoted to their students and have a compassion for teaching. Wayne State has an exemplary career services office and go to great lengths to promote their students and provide current students and graduates with superior career opportunities. While a stigma of crime and poverty continue to affect the image of Detroit, one visit to Midtown, where Wayne State is located, will immediately change your opinion of this amazing city. Midtown is a vibrant cultural center with new investment and development continually taking place. The Wayne State police as well as the additional police agencies, provides a safe and exciting place to live, learn and play. The student life is terrific, especially if you live on campus or nearby. Building life-long relationships with your fellow classmates is a must and Wayne State is the place to do it. If you are contemplating attending law school in Detroit, Wayne State is the best decision you could make.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I love the people, the area, and the coursework. Technology could be embraced more and the area around the campus is culturally diverse.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

WSU is a great school for graduate nursing!
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

I love how competitive the occupational therapy program has become. It is a growing field and Wayne State does a fine job on selecting the best people to become professionals in that field. The first two semester so far has been quite challenging but these challenges has made me realize the importance of learning every single things about the human body along with learning the basic information of becoming an occupational therapist. The cons about Wayne State is that the tuition is high. If the tuition was lowered, it would be more affordable for students to attend and preventing less student debts from happening. Since, Wayne State is by the downtown area, the cost of living there is expensive, however, I love how there is so much to do in around the area. The atmosphere is great and the there is a lot of diversity, which makes being a Wayne State student absolutely wonderful from having ethnic foods available on campus to celebrating different cultures.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Detroit is a melting pot of diversity which offers a rich variety of people, history and culture to it's visitors and citizens. As such, Wayne State has a great variety of professors and staff who come from different walks of life and have unique perspectives and teaching styles. Wayne State is also a commuter college for undergraduate students, which is of great help for students like myself who had to work to put themselves through school. Now that I'm a graduate student working to finish my degree, I've continued my education at Wayne State for the above reasons. The downfall of being in more urban environment are some of the safety issues and concerns. Though equipped with an adept and adequate campus police department, Detroit continues to struggle to receive the appropriate funding to staff safety governmental employees as well as make college affordable. The rising costs of education, especially in our recessed Detroit, make it difficult to attend and complete my advanced degree.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Great education, great profession, very knowledgable faculty that are also practitioners. Cons: Student loans are expensive!
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