Wayne State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.86 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 151 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 7 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and ALA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 27,238 (17,220 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 38% part-time, 62% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,164 in-state; $35,045 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

My graduate program offers challenges to the learner and hands on learning through group collaboration, online learning and technology requirements. Wayne State has a very rigorous program under which its professors are readily available and always willing to help their students. The advising program for the graduate school is also very helpful. They help devise the best plan of action for achieving your degree in a timely manner.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2013

The faculty are wonderful. Every professor I have studied under was invested in their students. They work hard and give you the feedback you need to succeed. I am not particularly fond of the location of the university. I still believe the good outweighs the bad.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

Wayne State University's School of Social Work graduate program is a very diverse and competitive program. I appreciate attending classes with a diverse classroom population. The city of Detroit especially the Midtown area specifically has lots to offer from theaters to sports venues, however I feel that the campus is not always safe due to the campus being so open. The professors within this program are very knowledgeable in their field of expertise and are always willing to provide assistance whenever asked.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of my graduate program is that the class is large and so one is able to get exposure from many people with different back grounds. The cons of my graduate program is that there is not enough financial aid money to go towards the students.
2.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2012

They are very interested in the experience of learning with hands on ways of teaching.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

I couldn't have chosen a better place to pursue my graduate degree. The support of faculty and classmates is unmatched to any program that I know of.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

So far, so good. I am very pleased with Wayne State University's faculty, student body, on-campus environment, etc. My professors have been nothing but amazing. They make sure you understand the material before moving on to the next lesson. I love it here! The only con I can think off is the parking. Parking in the structures is very expensive and parking in the streets are very limited (since the campus is in downtown Detroit).
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Wayne State's pharmacy program is one of the top programs in the nation. It is nationally recognized for its clinical focus. A great program for anyone considering a career as a pharmacist.
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.
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