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

  • Detroit, MI
  • Public
  • Urban
  • 27%73%
    student ratio
  • 60
    total students
  • $12,788 | $28,243
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 40%
    acceptance rate
  • 14 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
      Master of Library and Information Science/Master of Arts (MLIS/MA)
      Master of Education/Master of Arts (M Ed/MA)
    • Asia Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Science And Technology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Archival Administration Graduate Certificate
    • Gender Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • World History Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • America Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • History Master of Arts (MA)
    • Africa Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Europe Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Labor Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 10
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 3
    • * 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 2, Required and qualifying exam in 4 fields of history
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


40% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 69
    • Accepted 28
    • Acceptance Rate 40
    • Enrolled 14
  • 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 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, and 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 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, TWE recommended, 6 TWE paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$12,788
    • Out-of-state tuition *$28,243
    • 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 submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Teaching Assistantships, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students60
    • Female Percentage27%
    • Male Percentage73%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students60
    • Part-time Percentage43%
    • Full-time Percentage57%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American7%
    • White / Caucasian85%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown3%


  • 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 year$3,692

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

Ms. Gayle McCreedy

Academic Services Officer

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

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