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Wayne State University

School of Social Work

Detroit, MI


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Wayne State University


Wayne State University / School of Social Work is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Social Work (MSW) Social work
(Certificate) Gerontology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social work

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Filed work
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum combined score of 1000 on Verbal and Quantitative components)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required



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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Personal interest statement, resume, 3 references
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (minimum combined score of 1000 on Verbal and Quantitative components)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5, MSW from CSWE-accredited institution (or working towards one), resume, three letters of reference, personal statement, summary of relevant research and professional experience, writing sample, interview
Additional Entrance Requirements MSW or actively enrolled in advanced portion of MSW program

International Students

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

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


Focus of faculty research: Aging, child welfare, health and behavioral health, interpersonal violence, community development, policy and program development
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Jerrold Brandell
Interim Dean
Phone: 313-577-4409