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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission to these programs is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Applicants to the engineering master’s degree programs must also satisfy the following criteria.
In addition to the minimum requirement for admission of an overall grade point average of 2.8 from an institution accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), a mini­mum grade point average of 2.8 in all junior and senior year (upper division) courses is required. Applicants from abroad will be judged on the basis of their academic record and on the credentials of the school from which they graduated. Individual departments and inter­disciplinary programs may require a higher minimum upper division or cumulative g.p.a.; please refer to the departmental sections of the Graduate Bulletin. Regular admission may also be granted to appli­cants with undergraduate degrees from regionally (non-ABET) accredited institutions in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathemat­ics and computer science who meet the equivalent of the above min­imum standards. Additional course work will generally be required of such applicants.
Admission to the doctoral programs of the College is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School; for requirements, see Admission, Graduate School. For admission into a Ph.D. engineering program, the student’s overall grade point average must be 3.2 or better, with a 3.5 in the last two years as an undergraduate student if being admitted directly from a bachelor’s program. Students who do not satisfy these minimum standards will not be considered for admission to the program until they have completed a master’s degree and have earned a grade point average in courses taken for graduate credit that is not less than 3.5. Individual departments may have higher admission requirements.

Generally, students applying for admission to the Ph.D. program should have first achieved an M.S. degree. Students completing their M.S. degree programs who wish to enter the Ph.D. program must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 at the graduate level.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Requirements vary by department.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All applicants whose native language is not English and/or the applicant earned a bachelor's degree or higher from an institution outside of the U.S. are required to establish English proficiency, some countries are exempt from this requirement. Applicants who do not meet this criteria are required to submit an official qualifying score from either TOEFL (79 internet-based and 550 paper-based), MELAB (85), or IELTS (6.5) to establish English proficiency. The score must be officially reported by ETS TOEFL, cannot be institutional, cannot be provided by another university, and must be no more than two years old. Please report your TOEFL score to Wayne State University using institution code 1898.

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Residency Requirements

24 credits must be earned at WSU for MS, 60 credits must be earned at WSU for PhD.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Same as other applicants