Wayne State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.88 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 150 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 7 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and ALA
  • 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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3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2012

I loved the convenience of obtaining my Masters through Wayne State University. They offer an online only M.L.I.S. program which allowed me to fit the classes into my full time work schedule. It also gave me the chance to work with students from all across the U.S. Overall I had a wonderful experience with Wayne State University.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012

My Degree is good but I am in a competitive field of study. My School did an adequate job of educating me in my view. There are many chances that you will have to network and this does help. Learn all you can and be sure to show some enthusiasm in the classroom.
0.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of my graduate program was being able to select an internship related to my field of interest. Many other programs assign internship placements and I was happy that Wayne State allowed students a say in where they were placed. The cons of Wayne State University are the expensive tuition and quality of teaching. I am a Canadian student and am used to teachers expecting a higher quality of work from their students. Further, being Canadian means I have to pay the exchange rate on an extravagant tuition which has proved more difficult that initially anticipated.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: -many programs to choose from -free application -many international students Cons: -campus can be dangerous at night -computer labs are limited (no Macs) -transportation and housing could be better
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2018

The positives to this graduate program are that it's relatively easy to get to if you work in the downtown Detroit area. There are multiple parking garages to use, which provides for an added level of safety. The business school has a great support team through the advising services, which always keep you up to date on the happenings of the university and the business school. Furthermore, they completely support you furthering your career through many job fair opportunities and information regarding new positions available in your field. The negatives are the expense for parking if you do commute and the out-dated buildings used for learning. A new project to construct a building for the business school will begin soon, however.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Cheapest PA Program in the US, the faculty is very nice and supporting. Great Rotations. Cons: Class is required.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros are that classes are two days our of the week. The cons are that it is kind of hard to work full time and pay rent.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The courses are very well-organized. The biggest weakness is the fact that some Professors do not teach at all. They encourage students to teach one another and it is a concern for many of us students who are paying tuition out of pocket. We are paying for the Professors to educate us.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

I love Wayne State because it gives me the opportunity to gain an education in Sports Management in the heart of so many major sports teams!
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel the Pros of being in the pharmacy graduate program at Wayne State University include: 90% success rate that you will graduate and have job offers. The campus is affiliated with Michigan's best hospitals and hospital systems, giving students experiences in hospital settings that can't be experienced anywhere else. The program offer students with ideal experiences, volunteer work, and networking opportunities that will greatly help towards accomplishing ones goals. Smaller class sizes (<100) allows you to have more interaction with your colleagues and one-on-one interaction with your professors. Allows students to build strong relationships w/ their professors, advisers, and mentors. Overall, the program is one of the bests because it really prepares students for their future as pharmacists; pharmacists from Wayne State are trained clinically and have strong leadership skills. The Cons of being in the pharmacy graduate program at Wayne State University include: dangerous/unsafe campus location. There is a lot of crime in area including theft, aggravated sexual assault/rape, abduction, and intended injury, and murder. Many students also do not live near the campus, so the compute for many is very difficult and long. It's also very expensive, even for in-state residence. For those who do live on campus, there are no near by grocery stores and the stores on campus are not the safest either.
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