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Wayne State University

Department of Communication

Detroit, MI

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Wayne State University

Overview

Wayne State University / Department of Communication is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (JD/MADR)
Master of Arts (MA) Journalism
Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) Dispute resolution Workplace
Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) Dispute resolution Theory of conflict
Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) Dispute resolution Professional practice
Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) Dispute resolution Conflict area studies
Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) Dispute resolution International conflict and cooperation
Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) Dispute resolution Community and urban studies
Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) Dispute resolution Health and family
Master of Arts (MA) Public relations and organizational communication
(Graduate Certificate) Dispute resolution
Master of Arts (MA) Media arts
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communication Democratic participation and culture
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communication Risk, crisis and conflict
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communication Wellness, work life and relationships
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communication Identity and representation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communication Media, society and culture
Master of Arts (MA) Media studies
(Graduate Certificate) Communication and new media
Master of Arts (MA) Communication studies
(Graduate Certificate) Health communication

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 26
Doctoral Degrees 7
Other Advanced Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for MA if undergraduate GPA less than 3.2)
Thesis Required for some
Thesis or essay
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

153
Applied
60
Accepted
27
Enrolled
39%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for MA if undergraduate GPA less than 3.2)
Master's Degree Requirements Personal statement; BA or BS in communication or related field with minimum upper-division GPA of 3.2 and minimum upper-division undergraduate GPA of 3.0, and sample of academic writing (for MA); undergraduate degree with minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0 and three letters of recommendation (for MADR)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Undergraduate degree in communication or related field; master's degree in communication or related field with minimum GPA of 3.5; letters of recommendation; personal statement; sample of written scholarship

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required
TWE: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

150
Total Graduate Students
58%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
42%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.67%
Black or African American 26%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4%
Unknown 2.67%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (60%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Democratic participation and culture; identity and representation; media, society and culture; risk, crisis and conflict; wellness, work life, and relationships
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Lee Wilkins
Professor and Chair
Email: eh8899@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-2943