Admission Requirements

Admissions Application Package Contents

  • A completed WSU Graduate Application.
  • A one page Personal Interest Statement explaining how this degree will aid the applicant in his or her future career pursuits.
  • Official Transcripts from previous undergraduate and graduate college/university course work (Transcripts must be sent directly to the University from the various institutions).
  • Graduate Record Examination scores, if needed (See admission criteria below).
  • A Professional Resume is recommended to more fully describe one's work experience.
  • A record of any meeting with an Learning Design & Technology faculty advisor pertinent to the application (Include advisor's name and meeting date).

Admission Criteria

Admission is dependent upon those criteria listed below. If these conditions are not met, the applicant will be denied admission, but future applications may be submitted. Efforts are made to accommodate all Master's Degree applicants who meet these criteria; however, the faculty reserves the right to set admission limits if resources become restricted.

  • GPA 2.8 and Above
    • Additional Requirements (Specified by program coordinator upon review of application):
      • None
    • Admission Status:
      • Regular Admission
  • GPA 2.5 - 2.79
    • Additional Requirements (Specified by program coordinator upon review of application):
      • Successful completion of specific course requirements, relevant work experience, Or a Graduate Record Examination score for verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing
    • Admission Status:
      • Qualified Admission

Admissions Procedure


The admissions procedure begins with submission of the Application for Graduate Studies. Once received, the admission department begins a file and waits for further documentation.

Personal Statement

The program requires completion of a one-page personal statement. Applicants should speak about their background and interest in a degree in Learning Design & Technology. This statement is submitted to the University with the graduate application.


Transcripts from all colleges, universities and schools attended must be sent to Wayne before any action is taken on the admission application.


While the admission process usually works well, problems do occur. The process typically takes 6-8 weeks. Applicants are encouraged to follow their application process online or by contacting the office of Graduate Admissions 313-577-3577, Academic Services 313-577-1909 and the LDT department 313-577-1728.

Permit to Register: If there is a delay in processing your application please call the LDT department 313-577-1728. A Permit to Register may be given to qualified students. A Permit to Register allows a student to take classes without being formally admitted to the program.


  • Fall (August) Classes: Application must be received at WSU on or before July 1
  • Winter (January) Classes: Application must be received at WSU on or before November 1
  • Spring/Summer (May) Classes: Application must be received at WSU on or before March 15

​Note:  Due to issues with state authorization of distance education, effective July 8, 2014, we are no longer able to admit online students from the District of Columbia (DC) and the following state: Wisconsin. This admissions moratorium will remain in effect until further notice. Click here for more information on WSU state authorization.