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Graduate School

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The Graduate School at Wright State University serves more than 2,200 graduate students in 136 graduate programs. Our graduate programs embody the university'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.

Why Wright State?

  • We’re the pragmatic, smart choice. You can pursue your degree your way. Live here or commute, work, raise your family, and live your life while you earn your degree and pursue your passions.
  • We have nationally recognized programs, faculty, and facilities.
  • We have more than 114,000 alumni, and almost everyone in the Miami Valley knows some of our graduates. Your teachers, counselors, nurses, doctors, and others are Wright State grads.

 

Flexible Scheduling

We offer a variety of class styles, time, and scheduling to fill your needs. Take classes online, in-person, or a combination of both as your needs and schedule changes. Go part-time or full-time—we offer many options to fit within your busy life and responsibilities.

Advance Your Career

Looking for that next step in your career? Want to make a switch? One of our graduate programs can help you. You can start small with a few classes or a certificate program to enhance your skills or dive into one of our nationally ranked master's or doctoral programs. 

Faculty and Research

You can work with faculty experts, fellow graduate students, and undergraduate students on the faculty member's research and discuss your ideas for independent research. We offer graduate research assistantship positions that may be eligible for tuition remission and annual stipends.

Success Stories

Thanks to the Department of Defense SMART Scholarship-for-Service, Thomas Beard is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and working at the Air Force Research Laboratory.
As the founder of Library for Africa, Veleta Jenkins is working to build a technology-focused library in Liberia.

News

Wright State alumna Amy Riegel named executive director of state homeless coalition

Wright State political science graduate Amy Riegel works to end homelessness and promotes decent, safe, fair, affordable housing for all.

Wright State graduate Tom Jenkins receives prestigious science teaching fellowship

Tom Jenkins, a STEM teacher for Greenon Local Schools, was named an Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow.

13 Wright State faculty, staff and alumni named to Dayton Business Journal Forty Under 40 list

The honorees include Amir Zadeh, associate professor of management information systems, and Brooke Johnson Leppla, associate director of alumni and donor marketing and communication.

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