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Wayne State University

Department of Political Science

Detroit, MI

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Wayne State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
Master of Arts (MA) Political science
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Urban and metropolitan policy and management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Economic development policy and management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Health and human services policy and management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Organizational behavior and management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Nonprofit policy and management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Human and fiscal resource management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

105
Applied
41
Accepted
20
Enrolled
39%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 15th May 1st Yes
Winter deadline October 15th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Substantial undergraduate preparation in the social sciences, minimum upper-division undergraduate GPA of 3.0, two letters of recommendation, personal statement
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation; personal statement; interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7
TWE: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

116
Total Graduate Students
58%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
41%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.72%
Black or African American 22.41%
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 5.17%
Unknown 1.72%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American government and politics, comparative politics, political methodology, political theory, public administration, public law, public policy, world politics/international relations, formal theory/modeling, gender and politics, international law, peace research, political economy, political psychology, politics of developing countries, race, religion, and ethnicity, urban politics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Daniel Geller
Professor and Chair
Email: dgeller@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-6328