Department of Political Science College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Wayne State University

Department of Political Science College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Wayne State University

Detroit, MI
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
55%
45%
student ratio
134
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
May 1
fall application deadline
40%
acceptance rate
9 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Political Science Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
    • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
    • Public Administration Master of Public Administration (MPA) [economic development policy and management]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [health and human services policy and management]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [human and fiscal resource management]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [nonprofit policy and management]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [organizational behavior and management]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [urban and metropolitan policy and management]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 30
    • Doctoral Degrees 5
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * 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

Admissions

40% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 153
    • Accepted 62
    • Acceptance Rate 40
    • Enrolled 34
  • 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 May 1st May 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline October 1st September 1st Yes
    • Spring deadline February 1st January 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, admission to Graduate School, substantial undergraduate preparation in the social sciences (recommended)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, admission to Graduate School, 3 letters of recommendation; autobiography; interview
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • 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, Teaching Assistantships, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students134
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students134
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Full-time Percentage42%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American22%
    • White / Caucasian63%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown5%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchAmerican politics and public policy, comparative politics and international relations, political theory, public administration, urban politics
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Political Science

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Wayne State University

656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

Dr. Daniel Geller

Chair

Phone: 313-577-6328
Fax: 313-993-3435
Email: dgeller@wayne.edu

Dr. Sharon Lean

Graduate Director

Email: gradpolisci@wayne.edu


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