Diploma and certificate information


Each graduate is presented with a diploma cover during the Commencement ceremony to mark the occasion. Bachelor's and master's diplomas are mailed after the Commencement ceremony. Ph.D./Ed.D. candidates are presented with their diplomas at the ceremony.

Your academic record shows your graduation date as soon as your degree has been certified. If you have questions about the status of your diploma, call your school or college advisor or the Office of the Registrar. Walking in Commencement does not constitute graduation. Check with your school or college to confirm that you have met all graduation requirements.

Diplomas and certificates will be mailed within six weeks after certification.

Duplicate copy of diploma

To order a duplicate copy of your diploma, mail a written or typed request for a duplicate diploma to:

Wayne State University
Office of the Registrar
Attention: Graduation
5057 Woodward Avenue, 5th Floor
Detroit, MI 48202

Include your name, address, phone number, WSU identification number or Social Security number, year graduated, type of degree (bachelor's, master's, Ph.D., Ed.D. or certificate), and a processing fee of $40 per copy (payment by check or money order to Wayne State University). Credit cards are not accepted.

Requests take approximately two weeks to process and mail.