How do I apply?

Undergraduate students must apply through the Wayne State Office of Undergraduate Admissions - see

Graduate students must apply through the Office of Graduate Admissions.  See 

How do I see an advisor?

Undergraduate Advising:

Department of Mathematics academic advisors consult with students who are majoring or minoring in mathematics, as well as students with enrollment questions about any mathematics course. 


Kim Morgan


Academic Advisor  III
Telephone: 313-577-2497 
Office Location: 1150 Faculty/Administration Building (FAB)

Visit to arrange an appointment with Kim Morgan.

Drop-in hours: 9:00am-12:00pm Monday and Tuesday, and 1:00pm-3:00pm Wednesday.  Check in at 1150 FAB.  Call ahead to confirm hours, if possible.  IF YOU ARE A MATH MAJOR WHO WANTS TO SCHEDULE CLASSES, DO A PLAN OF WORK, DEGREE AUDIT or CERTIFICATION, PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.


Graduate Advising:

Department of Mathematics graduate academic advisors consult with students who are enrolled in the Department of Mathematics masters and Ph.D. programs.

Masters Program Director:

Name: Prof. Fatih Celiker
E-mail Address:
Office Location:  1117 Faculty/Administration Building (FAB)
To arrange an appointment: E-mail.


Ph.D. Program Director:

Name: Prof. Peiyong Wang
Office Location: 1111 Faculty/Administration Building (FAB)
To arrange an appointment: E-mail or Thursdays 2:30-3:30 pm.


How do I register for classes?

Before you register for classes you should:

  1. Review your degree requirements to see what you need to take to complete your program. You may wish to meet with your program's Academic Advisor for advice on which courses you need to take to fulfill the Wayne State General Education Requirements, the College's requirements, and your degree requirements. 
  2. Check the Schedule of Classes to see what is being offered. Write down the CRN for each course you wish to register for. 
  3. Log in into Academica and go to the Student tab. Under the Registration section on the left click Register/Add/Drop.

For more information visit the Records & Registration website at and the Registration Information webpage at

How do I declare an undergraduate major/minor?

To declare or change your major, go to

To declare a minor in Math, you need to meet with the program's academic advisor. To make an appointment, go to

How do I register & prepare for the placement exam

To register for the mathematics placement exam, go to

For preparation materials, go to

How do I apply for the ESP/RSP program?

The Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) and the Rising Scholars Program (RSP) are administered by the Center for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics (CEEM). For information on these programs and to apply, go to the Emerging Scholars Program webpage or the Rising Scholars Program webpage.

How do I get involved in undergraduate research?

Do you want to participate in creating knowledge and work with others to solve an intellectual problem?

  • Have you ever wanted to extend a thought beyond the limits of a course or textbook? 
  • Are there topics you wish were reflected in the course schedule but are not?
  • Would you like to contribute to the creation of new knowledge and better understanding?

Wayne State is a research university. This gives you the opportunity to work with a professor on projects that will take you far beyond textbooks and lectures, and gain professional experience in independent research, writing, and analysis.
Here are a few reasons why you should get involved in Undergraduate Research:

  • More involvement with faculty, graduate students, researchers, fellow undergraduate researchers.
  • Improve your CV, improve chances for admission to graduate and professional schools, or land a better job.
  • You'll need that recommendation letter - who better to ask than your research mentor?
  • Practical, "hands-on" learning.
  • Great preparation for employment - independent work, taking on complex tasks, open-ended problem solving.
  • Training in deep thinking, information and data gathering, data analysis and synthesis, problem solving, thoughtful writing, presentations, lab techniques etc.

Seen enough? Here is the next step: How do I get involved in undergraduate research?


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