photo of campusWelcome to the Wright State University Graduate School. Our 80+ master's programs and eight doctoral programs embody Wright State's spirit of innovation through cutting-edge research, outstanding faculty and educational opportunities, and rich connections to the world around us.

Our goal is to transform our students and the communities in which they live through top-quality advanced education. We invite you to explore our website, peruse our many graduate programs, send us questions or feedback, or start your application process.

R. William Ayres
Associate Dean

Graduate School Facts

Wright State University is home to over 3,600 graduate students.  During the 2015-16 academic year, the Graduate School conferred 1,370 master’s, 55 doctoral degrees, and 190 certificates/endorsements.  Our diverse student population included over 952 international students from over 40 countries.

2016 Master's and Doctoral Level Enrollment


Master's and Doctoral Enrollment by Year

DEGREE TYPE 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Master's 2,513 2,735 2,963 3,092 2,957
Doctoral 314 314 308




2016 Overall Graduate Student Enrollment by College

College or School Enrollment
Raj Soin College of Business
College of Education and Human Services
College of Engineering & Computer Science
College of Liberal Arts
College of Nursing and Health
College of Science and Mathematics
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Graduate School


Degrees Awarded by Year

DEGREE TYPE 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-2016
Master's 1,371 1,125 1,036 1,212 1,370
Doctoral 26 50 48 38 55

Did You Know?

Wright State is home to six Centers of Excellence, which partner with businesses and the military, generating new jobs, millions of dollars in economic impact, and savings for industry.

The centers include:

  • Neuroscience Institute, which is combining resources with Premier Health Partners to create a transformational environment in which teams of doctors and scientists work shoulder to shoulder to discover new treatments for diseases and injuries of the nervous system
  • National Center for Medical Readiness, a 52-acre site in which military and civilian first responders are trained in the medical response to acts of terrorism and natural disasters
  • Human-Centered Innovation, which plays a pivotal role in human-performance research for the Defense Department by using faculty members with expertise in engineering, computer science, biology, psychology, mathematics, and health
  • Knowledge-Enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis), among the largest academic groups in Semantic Web and associated topics in the world for research, development, and application of semantic and knowledge-enabled techniques.
  • Ohio Center of Excellence for Product Reliability and Optimization (CEPRO), advancing the science of product development and manufacturing to achieve ever-higher performance.
  • Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts (CELIA), a Center for innovative projects and artistic products through collaboration.