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Department of Communication College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Wayne State University

  • Detroit, MI
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 69%31%
    student ratio
  • 170
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • April 1
    fall application deadline
  • 31%
    acceptance rate
  • 11 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (JD/MADR)
    • Journalism Master of Arts (MA)
    • Dispute Resolution Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR)
      Graduate Certificate
    • Media Arts Master of Arts (MA)
    • Media Studies Master of Arts (MA)
    • Communication Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Communication Studies Master of Arts (MA)
    • Public Relations And Organizational Communication Master of Arts (MA)
    • Health Communication Graduate Certificate
    • Communication And New Media Graduate Certificate
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 47
    • Doctoral Degrees 8
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 8
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis or essay
    • Doctoral Degrees Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

31% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 154
    • Accepted 48
    • Acceptance Rate 31
    • Enrolled 33
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline April 1st April 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline October 1st Not Reported
    • Spring deadline April 1st April 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (for applicants with undergraduate GPA less than 3.2), BA or BS in communication or related field with minimum upper-division GPA of 3.2, and sample of academic writing, personal statement
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, MA in communication or related field with minimum GPA of 3.3, three letters of recommendation; personal statement; sample of written scholarship
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, TWE recommended, 6 TWE paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,367.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students170
    • Female Percentage69%
    • Male Percentage31%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students170
    • Part-time Percentage64%
    • Full-time Percentage36%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino1%
    • Black / African American28%
    • White / Caucasian60%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown7%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchRhetorical theory and criticism; mass media theory and research; argumentation; organizational communication; risk and crisis communication; interpersonal, family, and health communication
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$127,986

Location & Contact

Department of Communication

College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
Wayne State University

656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

Dr. Loraleigh Keashly

Chair

Phone: 313-577-2959
Email: ad8889@wayne.edu



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