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Wayne State University

Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Detroit, MI

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Overview

Wayne State University / Department of Urban Studies and Planning is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate) Economic development
Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Urban studies and planning

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis or essay

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

62
Applied
29
Accepted
15
Enrolled
47%

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 June 1st May 1st Yes
Winter deadline October 1st September 1st Yes
Spring deadline February 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Additional Entrance Requirements Graduate degree or actively pursuing a graduate degree at WSU; personal statement of interest

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 Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

49
Total Graduate Students
75%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
24%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.08%
Black or African American 30.61%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.04%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 6.12%
Unknown 2.04%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Community development, economic development, environmental planning, housing policy, land use planning and policy, local fiscal policy, local planning practices, neighborhood change, sustainable food systems
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Rayman Mohamed
Interim Chair, Associate Professor and Graduate Director
Email: rayman.mohamed@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-3356

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