Wayne State University

How to apply

Incoming freshmen

Complete the undergraduate application process: Apply online

All students contemplating enrollment in the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History should see the one of the department's undergraduate advisors prior to their first period of enrollment. A portfolio review is NOT required at this time for admission to the department. 

Transfer students

Complete the undergraduate application process: Apply online

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. A portfolio review is NOT required at this time for admission to the department. 

All official undergraduate transcripts should be sent to the following address:

Wayne State University
Transfer Credit Evaluation
P.O. Box 02759
Detroit, MI 48202-0759 

Official electronic transcripts should be emailed to admissions@wayne.edu

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)

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 deadlines.

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.

For more information, contact department Graduate Officer, Eric Troffkin, at graduateartanddesign@wayne.edu.

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
Wayne State University
416 Welcome Center/42 W. Warren
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-577-3422