Wayne State University


Wayne State University’s Graduate School is among the twenty largest in the country.

Part of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, the Department of Communication includes 32 full-time faculty members with specialized backgrounds offering a variety of scholarly and professional approaches to the study and practice of communication.

Our graduate program offers a Ph.D. in Communication in which students focus their studies in one of five different areas, tailoring the program to fit their goals.

The Master of Arts in Communication offers concentrations in Communication Studies, Journalism, Media Arts, Media Studies, and Public Relations & Organizational Communication. The department also offers a Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution and a joint program in Dispute Resolution and Law.

Graduate Certificate programs offer students the option to gain expertise without taking on an additional degree. Certificates available include: Communication and New MediaDispute Resolution and Health Communication.

To accommodate busy professionals, courses are offered in the evening at our main campus in Midtown Detroit.

Graduate Student Organization

The Communication Graduate Student Association provides representation for graduate students, along with the opportunity to connect with fellow students and alumni. 

Contact us

For more information on any of our graduate programs, please contact:

Director of Graduate Studies
Master's Program Director
Graduate Secretary
Phone: (313) 577-2945
585 Manoogian Hall
Detroit, MI 48201