Wayne State University

How to apply

Incoming freshmen

Complete the undergraduate application process. Apply online. You may request materials at requestinfo@wayne.edu or by calling 877-WSU-INFO. For more information about admission to WSU, go to The Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.

Office of University Admissions
The Welcome Center
42 W. Warren
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-3577
Fax: 313-577-7536

Transfer students

Complete the undergraduate application process. Apply online. You may request materials at requestinfo@wayne.edu or by calling 877-WSU-INFO.  For more information about admission to WSU, go to The Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.

During your first semester at Wayne State, your transfer credit will be evaluated.  It is important that you go to the department in which you are majoring and seek out the advisor for your major.  By seeing an advisor right away, you can determine the courses that you will need and may avoid any overlap with courses taken before coming to Wayne State University.

Graduate students

Complete an application to the Graduate School. You can find more information and download an application at The Office of Graduate Admissions website.

Office of Graduate Admissions
Wayne State University
5057 Woodward, Suite 6000
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-GRAD (4723)
Fax: 313-577-0131

For admission consideration, submit the completed application, official transcripts, application fee, and other materials as directed.

Additional information for art and art history graduate student applicants

In November 2010, the department shifted from a paper form application process to an online application process, coordinated through the Office of Graduate Admissions.

The department has two application deadlines: October 1 (for study beginning in January) and February 1 (for study beginning in August). The department deadlines supersede any other published deadline.

The department deadline for Graduate Teaching Assistantships is February 1. The department has six GTAs: one in art history, one in fashion design and merchandising, one in ceramic/fibers/metals, and three shared between the remaining studio art and design concentrations. Please contact the department at (313) 577-2980 for a GTA application form.

For all applications completed by the deadline, the applicant will receive a notification letter stating the department's decision. The notification letter will be sent within 4 to 6 weeks from the application deadline.

The department Graduate Officer is Eric Troffkin. Professor Troffkin can be contacted at graduateartanddesign@wayne.edu.

Please click on the appropriate text to download a PDF of the department graduate handbook for the MA in art history, the MA in fashion design and merchandising, and the MFA/MA in Art (note: the handbooks are in the process of being updated - Dec. 2010).

International students

Most international students are required to pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). For more information about requirements for international students, go to visite the Office of International Students and Scholars website or direct your questions to:

Office of International Students and Scholars
416 Welcome Center
42 W. Warren
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-577-3422
Fax: 313-577-2962