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Wayne State University

Division of Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations

Detroit, MI


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Wayne State University / Division of Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Education (M Ed) Counseling
Master of Arts (MA) Rehabilitation counseling and community inclusion
Master of Arts (MA) Counseling psychology
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Education evaluation and research
Master of Arts (MA) Counseling
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Counseling psychology
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Counseling
(Certificate) Applied behavior analysis
Master of Education (M Ed) Educational psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Educational psychology Learning and instruction sciences
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Counseling
Master of Arts (MA) School and community psychology
(Certificate) School and community psychology
Master of Education (M Ed) Education evaluation and research

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 87
Doctoral Degrees 12
Other Advanced Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st May 1st Yes
Winter deadline October 1st September 1st Yes
Spring deadline February 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Interview, personal statement, portfolio (art therapy)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE, department-written exam
Doctoral Degree Requirements Interview, curriculum vitae, references, master's degree in closely-related field with minimum GPA of 3.5, demonstration of counseling skills (for Ed D in counseling)
Additional Entrance Requirements Master's degree in counseling and counseling license (for Ed S); good standing in school and community psychology MA program (for Certificate)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7
TWE: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Focus of faculty research: Adolescents at risk, supervision of counseling
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Cheryl Somers
Assistant Dean
Phone: 313-577-1670