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Wayne State University

Division of Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations

Detroit, MI

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Wayne State University / Division of Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Counseling
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Counseling psychology
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Counseling
(Certificate) Applied behavior analysis
Master of Education (M Ed) Educational psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Educational psychology Learning and instruction sciences
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Counseling
Master of Arts (MA) School and community psychology
(Certificate) School and community psychology
Master of Education (M Ed) Education evaluation and research
Master of Education (M Ed) Counseling
Master of Arts (MA) Rehabilitation counseling and community inclusion
Master of Arts (MA) Counseling psychology
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Education evaluation and research

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 103
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 18

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, departmental writing exam
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Interview, personal statement, portfolio (only art therapy); references; program application
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE, departmental writing exam
Doctoral Degree Requirements Interview, curriculum vitae, references, master's degree in closely-related field with minimum GPA of 3.5, demonstration of counseling skills (for Ed D in counseling); autobiographical statement; letter of application; personal statement
Additional Entrance Requirements Education specialist certificate: master's degree in counseling or closely related field and licensure; personal statement; recommendations; autobiographical statement; interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5
TWE: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 5.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 3.26%
Black or African American 22.28%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.54%
Asian 2.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.52%
Unknown 0.54%


Male (16%)
Female (83%)


Focus of faculty research: Adolescents at risk, supervision of counseling
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 5425 Gullen Mall, 3rd Floor
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Cheryl Somers
Assistant Dean
Phone: 313-577-1670

Wayne State University