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Wayne State University

School of Information Sciences

Detroit , MI

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Wayne State University

Overview

Wayne State University / School of Information Sciences is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Library and Information Science/Master of Arts (MLIS/MA)
(Graduate Certificate) Public library services to children and young adults
Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Library and information science
Specialist's Certificate (Spec) Library and information science
Master of Science (MS) Information management
(Graduate Certificate) Archival administration
(Graduate Certificate) Information management
(Graduate Certificate) Library and information science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 149
Other Advanced Degrees 34

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT (if undergraduate GPA is between 2.5 and 2.99)
E-portfolio
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT (if undergraduate GPA is between 2.5 and 2.99)
E-portfolio

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

258
Applied
156
Accepted
100
Enrolled
60%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 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 or MAT (if undergraduate GPA is between 2.5 and 2.99)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or graduate degree, personal statement, resume or curriculum vitae
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or graduate degree, personal statement, resume or curriculum vitae, MLIS (for specialist certificate)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5
TWE: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 5.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$30,600
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Financial Support

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

Student Body

401
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.74%
Black or African American 10.47%
White or Caucasian 89%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5%
Asian 0.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.25%
Two or more races 2.49%
Unknown 5.49%

Gender

Male (17%)
Female (82%)

Faculty

29
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 17
Male (8)
Female (21)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Library services, information management issues, digital content management, library/community engagement, archives and preservation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Jon Cawthorne
Dean
Email: jon.cawthorne@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-4020

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