Wayne State University

656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-3577
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

In 1868, Wayne State University was founded as a metropolitan research institution. Located in Detroit, Mich., Wayne provides more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to a student body of nearly 32,000 students. Forty-nine U.S. states and more than 60 countries are represented in the number of enrolled, making Wayne State University one of the most diverse universities in Michigan. U.S. News & World Report ranked Wayne State University among National Universities, Tier 2, in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges. Five of Wayne’s schools and colleges offer online degree programs to enable distance learners the opportunity to earn an accredited degree from the institution.

Programs Offered

A Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW), master’s degree in business administration (MBA), master’s degree in instructional technology (IT), master’s degree in career and technical education (CTE), master’s degree in library and information sciences (MLIS), and a doctorate in transitional DPT (tDPT) are the programs offered in the online format. The programs are taught by Wayne’s renowned faculty members with the same curriculum as the traditional versions. Online learners will earn an accredited degree from Wayne State University in a manner that is convenient and flexible to fit the demands of an adult professional’s schedule. Through the online learning platform, students can study, complete and submit assignments, communicate with classmates and professors, and participate in quizzes and tests.


Since 1915, Wayne State University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Seventeen other accrediting agencies awarded Wayne specialized accreditation for specific programs.


Along with an application for admission, freshmen applicants must include high school grade point average (GPA) or passing GED scores and proof of acceptable scores on the ACT/SAT. Students with 24 previously earned college credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 can transfer to Wayne provided they include official transcripts from the former college or university they attended in addition to the other required documents for freshmen applicants. International applicants must meet minimum GPA, ACT or SAT scores, and prove fluency in English (if applicable). Most international students will also need to provide documents supporting financial ability to pay for tuition. Graduate admission may require minimum GPA and/or English standards, adequate academic preparation, verification of completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and documents of financial support and personal recommendation. More information about graduate admissions is listed here.

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