Academic programs

Wayne State University is a comprehensive university with 13 colleges and schools. We offer more than 370 academic programs, including 126 bachelor's degree programs, 139 master's degree programs, 60 doctoral degree programs and 30 certificate, specialist and professional programs.

For incoming freshmen who are not ready to declare a major upon admission, we offer exploratory tracks designed to help you find the right program.

  • Accounting (BA) (BS) (MS) (PBC)
  • Administration & Supervision (ESC)
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP) (GC)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
  • Advanced Public Health Nursing (MSN)
  • African American Studies (BA)
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies (GC)
  • Alternative Energy Technologies (MS) (GC)
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology (MS) (PhD) (MD/PhD)
  • Anesthesia (DNAP)
  • Anthropology (BA) (MA) (PhD)
  • Anthropology and Urban Sustainability (Dual title) (PhD)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (UGC)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (online) (MS)
  • Archival Administration (online) (GC)
  • Art (BA) (BFA) (MFA) (MA)
  • Art Education (TC) (MED)
  • Art History (BA) (MA)
  • Artificial Intelligence hardware and systems (MS)
  • Arts Administration (MA)
  • Asian Studies (BA)
  • Astronomy (BA) (BS)
  • Audiology (AuD)
  • Automotive Supply Chain Management (EMS)
  • Basic Medical Sciences (MS)
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (TC) (BGC)
  • Biochemistry and Chemical Biology (BS)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MS) (MD/PhD) (PhD)
  • Biological Sciences (BA) (BS) (MS) (MA) (PhD)
  • Biological Sciences and Urban Sustainability (PhD)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BS) (MS) (PhD)
  • Biomedical Imaging (Dual title) (PhD)
  • Biomedical Physics (BS)
  • Business Administration (MBA) (PhD) (MBA/JD) (GC)
  • Cancer Biology (MS) (PhD) (MD/PhD)
  • Chemical Engineering (BS) (MS) (PhD)
  • Chemistry (BS) (BA) (MA) (MS) (PhD)
  • Child Welfare (GC)
  • Civil Engineering (BS) (MS) (PhD)
  • Classics (BA) (MA)
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences (BHS) (BSCLS)
  • Clinical and Translational Science (BGC)
  • Communication (MA) (PhD)
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders (BA) (PhD)
  • Communication Studies (BA)
  • Communication and New Media (online) (GC)
  • Communication and Urban Sustainability (Dual title) (PhD)
  • Community Health (BS)
  • Community Health (online) (MS)
  • Computer Engineering (MS) (PhD)
  • Computer Science (BS) (MS) (PhD)
  • Computer Technology (BS)
  • Construction Management (BS)
  • Corporate & Finance Law (LLM)
  • Counseling (MA)
  • Counseling Psychology (MA) (PhD)
  • Criminal Justice (BS) (MS) (MS/JD)
  • Criminal Justice (online) (MS)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (ESC)
  • Dance (BFA) (BS) (MA)
  • Data Science and Business Analytics (MS)
  • Design (BFA)
  • Design and Merchandising (BA) (BS)
  • Dietetics (MS)
  • Disabilities (GC)
  • Dispute Resolution (MADR/JD)
  • Economic Development (GC)
  • Economics (BA) (MA) (PhD) (JD/MA)
  • Educational Evaluation & Research (MED)
  • Educational Leadership (MED)
  • Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (EdD) (PhD)
  • Educational Psychology (MED)
  • Educational Studies (PhD)
  • Electric-drive Vehicle Engineering (MS) (GC)
  • Electrical Engineering (MS) (PhD)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (BS)
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Tech. (BS)
  • Electromechanical Engineering Tech. (BS)
  • Elementary Mathematics Specialist: Advanced (GC)
  • Elementary Mathematics Specialist: Introductory (GC)
  • Elementary/Early Childhood Education (BS) (TC) (MAT)
  • Employment & Labor Relations (BA) (MAELR)
  • Engineering Management (MS)
  • Engineering Technology (MS)
  • English (BA) (MA) (PhD)
  • English as a Second Language (BGC)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (UGC) (GC)
  • Environmental Science (BS) (MA)
  • Environmental and Sustainability Engineering (MS)
  • Exercise and Sport Science (BS) (MS)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
  • Film (BA)
  • Finance (BA) (BS) (MS)
  • Forensic Investigation (PBCFI)
  • Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies (BA)
  • Genetic Counseling (MS)
  • Geographic Information Sciences (GC)
  • Geology (BA) (BS) (MA) (MS)
  • German (BA) (MA) (PhD)
  • Gerontology (GC)
  • Gerontology (Dual title) (PhD)
  • Global Studies (BA)
  • Global Supply Chain Management (BS) (BA)
  • Health Care Ethics (online) (GC)
  • Health Communication (GC)
  • Health and Physical Education Teaching (BS) (MS)
  • History (BA) (MLIS/MA) (MAPH) (MAPH/MLIS) (MA) (PhD) (JD/MA)
  • Immunology and Microbiology (MS) (PhD) (MD/PhD)
  • Industrial Engineering (BS) (MS) (PhD)
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MA)
  • Infant Mental Health (Dual title) (MSW) (PhD)
  • Information Management (online) (MS) (GC)
  • Information Technology (BS)
  • Injury Biomechanics (GC) (BGC)
  • Journalism (BA)
  • Kinesiology (PhD)
  • Labor and Employment Law (LLM)
  • Law (MSL) (JD)
  • Learning Design & Technology (PhD)
  • Learning Design & Technology (online) (MED)
  • Library and Information Science (MLIS/MA) (MLIS) (SC) (GC)
  • Library and Information Science (online) (MLIS) (SC) (GC)
  • Linguistics (BA) (MA) (GC)
  • Management (BA) (BS)
  • Management Information Systems (BA) (BS)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (MS)
  • Marketing (BS) (BA)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (MS) (PhD)
  • Mathematical Economics (BA)
  • Mathematical Statistics (BS) (MA)
  • Mathematics (BA) (BS) (MS) (MA) (PhD)
  • Mathematics, Actuarial (BA)
  • Mathematics, Applied (MA)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BS) (MS) (PhD)
  • Mechanical Engineering Tech. (BS)
  • Media Arts & Studies (BA)
  • Medical Physics (MS) (PhD) (DMP) (GC)
  • Medical Research (MS)
  • Medicine (MD)
  • Mobility (GC)
  • Modern Languages (PhD)
  • Molecular Biotechnology (MS)
  • Molecular Genetics and Genomics (MS) (MD/PhD) (PhD)
  • Mortuary Science (BS)
  • Mortuary Science (online) (BS)
  • Music (BA) (BMUS) (TC) (MMUS) (MA)
  • Near Eastern Languages (BA) (MA)
  • Near Eastern Studies (BA)
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (MSN) (DNP)
  • Neuroscience (BS)
  • Nonprofit Management (GC)
  • Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)
  • Nursing (BSN) (PhD)
  • Nursing Education (GC)
  • Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Nutrition & Food Science (BA) (BS) (MA/MPH) (MA) (MS) (PhD)
  • Occupational Therapy (MOT)
  • Pathologists' Assistant (MSPA)
  • Pathology (PhD) (MD/PhD)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies (Co-Major)
  • Peace and Security Studies (GC)
  • Pediatric Anesthesia (GC)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (MSN) (DNP) (GC)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care (MSN) (DNP) (GC)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS) (PhD) (PharmD/PhD)
  • Pharmacology (MS) (PhD) (MD/PhD)
  • Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Philosophy (BA) (MA) (PhD)
  • Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS)
  • Physics (BS) (BA) (MA) (MS) (PhD)
  • Physiology (MS) (MD/PhD) (PhD)
  • Political Science (BA) (MA) (PhD) (JD/MA)
  • Polymer Engineering (GC)
  • Program Evaluation (online) (MA)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN) (DNP) (GC)
  • Psychology (BA) (BS) (MA) (PhD)
  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Public Affairs (BPA)
  • Public Health (BS) (MPH) (MA-NFS/MPH) (MSW/MPH) (MD/MPH) (BGC)
  • Public Library Services to Child & Young Adults (GC)
  • Public Relations (BA)
  • Radiation Therapy Technology (BSRT)
  • Radiologic Technology (BSRDLT)
  • Reading (ESC)
  • Risk and Crisis Communication (online) (GC)
  • Robotics (MS)
  • Romance Languages (BA) (MA)
  • Secondary Education (BS) (TC) (MAT)
  • Slavic Studies (BA)
  • Social Welfare Research and Evaluation (GC)
  • Social Work (BSW) (MSW/MPH) (MSW) (PhD)
  • Social Work (online) (BSW)
  • Social Work and Anthropology (PhD)
  • Sociology (BA) (MA) (PhD)
  • Special Education (BS) (TC)
  • Speech Language Pathology (MA)
  • Sport Management (BS)
  • Sports Administration (online) (MA)
  • Sustainable Engineering (GC)
  • Systems Engineering (BGC)
  • Taxation (LLM)
  • Teaching and Learning (online) (MED)
  • Theatre (BA) (BFA) (MFA)
  • Theatre and Dance (MA)
  • Theatre and Dance (online) (MA)
  • Translational Neuroscience Program (PhD)
  • United States Law (LLM)
  • Urban Planning (MUP)
  • Urban Studies (BA)
  • Urban Sustainability (Dual title) (PhD)
  • Welding and Metallurgical Engineering Technology (BS)
  • World History (BGC)