Wayne State University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel that the graduate program is great for several reasons. The small class sizes allow for me to really interact with my professors and peers which is beneficial in improving my education. Because the campus is in an urban setting, it provides many job and networking opportunities, cultural experiences, and social activities to really enhance the university experience.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros to my graduate program is that its one of be best in the country. A con to my graduate program not that many online classes available.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2011

Really good program with lots of faculty support. Do not make a lot of money in the real world.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Wayne State University is not very student friendly and really needs to put more effort and money into attracting and maintaining academic talent. It is a shame that in these economically challenging times the school turns its back on scholars. If you can't pay the freight you are just out of luck. There appears to be an abundance of money for professors to explore mundane activities, but none to grow the professional landscape of the academic community.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

PROS: Wayne State University is a very well known school across the nation. The academia is a well-credited and established institution. I enjoy the program I am currently in. The professors are phenomenal and are willing to assist all students to help them graduate. CONS: The funding is not there. Tuition is extremely expensive and loans are just piling up. The location is approximately 1 hour from my house so gas is expensive as well. One last CON about the school is that I found it difficult to get assistance with graduate level writing material, such as revising and critiquing papers.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Wayne State University Law School is one of the best in Michigan. It offers a very competitive curriculum at an affordable price. Wayne Law grads enter the legal profession with the tools they need for successful careers. Located in the heart of Detroit, the diverse cultural makeup of the student body adds to the overall experience. The faculty and staff let it be known that they are available 24/7 and that your success is their primary concern. I am proud to be a Wayne Law student.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

As a alumni of Wayne State University, it should speak for itself the fact that I chose to continue my education there after my first degree. The professors at this University are extremely caring and want you to succeed. They have proven this by going above and beyond for students, not just as a group of people but also as individuals. If a student is having trouble with something, it may be related to the program or their personal lives, the professors will do what they can to help and accommodate said student in any way possible. I love this university for the faculty that I have gotten the pleasure to have known. They are a caring group of people that have proven themselves faithful to their students. As a future educator, I believe this is a great example to follow and an ideal group of role models for future teachers. I believe another pro for the university is it's location. There is no other place like Detroit, Michigan. It's culture and atmosphere are different from any other campus. It is in the heart of a big city that has seen many struggles. However, being there, students see that the city is not only full of struggles but also full of great beauty and opportunity. Wayne State University helps support this by being very active in the community and a huge supporter and advocate of urban based programs. For example, in the Education department, there is a huge push on how to approach and connect with a different groups of kids and opportunities to work in the city of Detroit to have a personal experience with diversity. These together create an great community atmosphere and show students at the university the importance of coming together and being a strong unified force for the good of their community and peers. The only con of the University I would say is the administrative managing there. During my time as an undergraduate, I had multiple problems with my financial aid that all turned out to be errors made by the university. In addition, it was somewhat difficult to see a general education adviser (specific college advisers are always great!) because you were not assigned a specific person and this resulted in the student (me) receiving mixed information. So, the only con, in my opinion, to this University is the managing and applications of the administrative side.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2011

Pros - Both online and traditional classes available - flexibility in class times - career advisor available Cons - cost - parking
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012

Good faculty, decent quality of life, excellent clinical experience.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

The staff is outstanding and they truly care about each student learning. They want to produce a good product. Cons are just student safety in the area, but there is a lot of security around the university buildings.
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