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Wright State University

Wright State University is a public research university in Dayton, Ohio with nearly 18,000 students. Offering more than 230 degree programs, the university is made up of eight colleges, three schools, and a branch campus in Celina, Ohio. Named for the Wright brothers, Wright State University offers an exceptional, affordable education.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (6)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



Ohio Gov. James Rhodes’s efforts in the early 1960s to place public higher education facilities within 30 miles of every Ohioan led to the birth of Wright State University.

Dayton was a high-technology center with a need for a highly developed labor force. Community leaders mounted a private capital-fund campaign to secure a joint branch campus for The Ohio State University and Miami University.


Wright State University, inspired by the creative spirit of the Wright brothers, will be Ohio’s most learning-centered and innovative university, known and admired for our inclusive culture that respects the unique value of each of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni and for the positive transformative impact we have on the lives of our students and the communities we serve.


A Carnegie-classified research university, Wright State offers countless opportunities for research at all levels, from undergraduate through post-doctoral.

The wide spectrum of research activity at Wright State ranges from fundamental investigations to applied research and development, benefiting the Dayton region and the world.


The Wright State Career Center connects people with people, and people with resources. We empower students to transform their education and ambitions into meaningful work over the course of their lifetime.  We educate students to cultivate personal networks that shape their professional journey. 

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Why Apply to this University?

  • Study in Dayton, the “Gem City”, in one of the stunning campuses Wright State University has to offer its students.

  • Pick this ranked university for both online and on-campus programmes.

  • Choose from Master’s degrees in Education, Medicine, or Business and Management.

  • Join the Wright State University's Nutter Centre, one of the best sports and entertainment complexes in the area.

  • Get help in getting a job through the university’s Career Centre.

  • Start your Master’s degree in January or October.

  • Tuition fees are around 11800 USD /year (or 12700 USD /year 1.100 USD/credit), for all students, except for the in-state ones, who will have to pay around 12700 USD /year 7.000 USD/year( 12700 USD /year 640 USD/credit).

  • Choose one of the over 80 Master’s degrees Wright State University has to offer.

  • Get the best of your education through access to several libraries, special collections, and archives.

Why Apply through Studyportals?

As a trusted application partner of Wright State University we make sure you can apply easier to programmes from this university. By applying through Studyportals, you get dedicated application counselling, the option of applying to multiple programmes and better chances of being accepted to your programme. You can apply anytime and let us worry about the deadlines.

How to Apply?

Select a programme offered by Wright State University and start the application process. You will have to answer a few questions about who you are and what you want to study and create your application account. After you load your required application documents, you will be contacted by one of our application counsellors. The counsellor will make sure you’ll have the best chances of getting into the university. Finally, Studyportals will apply on your behalf.

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Student services

Always bustling with activity, the Student Union offers a point of connection for the Wright State community. This 308,000 square foot complex houses meeting rooms, a fitness center, swimming pool, gymnasium, the Union Market dining facility, bookstore, credit union, student organizations, student services and more.

Housing services

Approximately 3,000 students call Wright State campus housing home.

With three residence hall communities and four on-campus apartment communities to choose from, we've got your housing needs covered.

Library services

The University Libraries include the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, the Lake Campus Learning Center, the Student Technology Assistance Center, and Special Collections and Archives. The Wright Brothers Collection, housed in Special Collections and Archives, includes Wilbur and Orville Wright’s technical and personal library, family papers, and photographs documenting the invention of the airplane.

ICT services

Computers in the Dunbar Library have access to a variety of licensed software including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, MatLab, SAS, and SPSS. A complete list of software is available for both Wright State users and guest users.

Medical services

Student Health Services is your on-campus source for primary health care and wellness services. SHS provides acute and primary care services, promotes health awareness, educates students about preventive care and disease management. Located in the Student Union, we offer fast and convenient care with same-day, walk-in service or physician appointments available.

Student Life

Campus life

Wright State University takes pride in its beautiful 557-acre campus, which includes lush forests and a biology preserve. The university’s state-of-the-art facilities include 71 academic and academic support buildings, 33 student residential buildings, and a world-class entertainment and athletics venue. Underground tunnels connect 20 of 22 buildings in the academic section of campus, shielding students and employees from any adverse weather and adding to the university’s national reputation for accessibility for those with disabilities.

Sports facilities

The Sport Club program provides the opportunity to university students for recreation, competition, and instruction in a variety of active pursuits. Each club is responsible for its own governing and organization, allowing for student leadership development and growth.

Student clubs

Wright State University is home to over 200 registered student organizations that vary over 10 different categories; academics, coordinating, cultural, honorary, media, recreational, religious, residential, social Greek and special interest. Throughout the academic year, these organizations hold events, raise money toward numerous philanthropies, volunteer in the greater Dayton area, offer leadership opportunities for their members, and promote diversity here on campus, all while having fun! Stop by the Office of Student Activities (019 Student Union) or join us on OrgSync and see which organization(s) you would like to join!


Wright State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Dayton, Ohio, United States