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

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

Detroit, MI
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
August 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
11 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Dispute Resolution Graduate Certificate
      Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR)
    • Health Communication Graduate Certificate
    • Communication And New Media Graduate Certificate
    • Communication Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (JD/MADR)
    • Journalism Master of Arts (MA)
    • Media Arts Master of Arts (MA)
    • Media Studies Master of Arts (MA)
    • Communication Studies Master of Arts (MA)
    • Public Relations And Organizational Communication Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 39
    • Doctoral Degrees 6
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 14
    • * 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
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


30% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 144
    • Accepted 44
    • Acceptance Rate 30
    • Enrolled 34
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $
    • Application Fee - International $
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline August 1st August 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline November 1st November 1st Not Reported
    • Spring deadline April 1st April 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (for MA applicants with undergraduate GPA less than 3.2), BA or BS in communication or related field with minimum upper-division GPA of 3.2, sample of academic writing, and personal statement (for MA); admittance to Graduate School, minimum upper-division undergraduate GPA of 3.0, and personal statement, and 3 letters of recommendation (for MADR)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, MA in communication or related field with minimum GPA of 3.5, three letters of recommendation; personal statement; sample of written scholarship
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based, TWE required, 6 TWE paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • Tuition *
    • Student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 31
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students146
    • Female Percentage66%
    • Male Percentage34%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students146
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Full-time Percentage42%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American20%
    • White / Caucasian61%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown9%


  • 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$30,725

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. Lee Wilikins


Phone: 313-577-2943

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