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
15 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) [democratic participation and culture]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [identity and representation]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [media, society and culture]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [risk, crisis and conflict]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [wellness, worklife and relationships]
    • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (JD/MADR)
    • Communication Studies Master of Arts (MA)
    • Public Relations And Organizational Communication Master of Arts (MA)
    • Media Studies Master of Arts (MA)
    • Journalism Master of Arts (MA)
    • Media Arts Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 33
    • Doctoral Degrees 4
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 9
    • * 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


39% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 177
    • Accepted 70
    • Acceptance Rate 39
    • Enrolled 38
  • 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 (if undergraduate GPA less than 3.2), personal statement; BA or BS in communication or related field with minimum upper-division GPA of 3.2 and sample of academic writing (for MA); minimum upper-division undergraduate GPA of 3.0 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 Degreesminimum upper-division GPA of 3.0, personal statement
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based, TWE required, 6 TWE paper based

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, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students145
    • Female Percentage67%
    • Male Percentage33%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students145
    • Part-time Percentage57%
    • Full-time Percentage43%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino2%
    • Black / African American30%
    • White / Caucasian61%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown3%


  • 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 yearNot Reported

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

Dr. Pradeep Sopory

Director of Graduate Studies

Phone: 313-577-2945

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