Department of History College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Wayne State University

Department of History College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Wayne State University

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

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Archival Administration Graduate Certificate
    • World History Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Science And Technology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Gender Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • America Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Africa Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Europe Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Labor Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
      Master of Education/Master of Arts (M Ed/MA)
      Master of Library and Information Science/Master of Arts (MLIS/MA)
    • History Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 5
    • Doctoral Degrees 0
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 0
    • * 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? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees 1, Required for some and final oral exam on thesis or essay and seminar
    • Doctoral Degrees V, Required and qualifying exam in 4 fields of history
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


36% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 52
    • Accepted 19
    • Acceptance Rate 36
    • Enrolled 9
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $
    • Application Fee - International $
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline November 1st October 1st Yes
    • Spring deadline March 15th January 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25 in history, 3.0 overall; at least 18 credits in history and related subjects at the advanced undergraduate level; foreign language; letter of intent; research paper; at least two letters of recommendation from former instructors
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0; letter of intent; research paper; at least three letters of recommendation from former professors
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreesbaccalaureate degree from accredited college or university; minimum GPA of 3.0, 3.25 in a minimum of eighteen semester credits in history and related subjects at the advanced undergraduate level
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS recommended, IELTS paper based, TWE required, 6 TWE paper based, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (minimum score 85)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 31
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students48
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students48
    • Part-time Percentage33%
    • Full-time Percentage67%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian88%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown4%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty22
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage41%
    • Male Percentage59%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchLabor and working class history, urban history, citizenship and politics, gender and women's history
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of History

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Wayne State University

656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

Dr. Marc Kruman


Phone: 313-577-2525
Fax: 313-577-6987

Dr. Gayle McCreedy

Academic Service Officer

Phone: 313-577-2592
Fax: 313-577-6987

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