All of the classes required for Project RUSL will be conducted online similar to the current course format offered in the School of Information Sciences. Project participants will receive full tuition remission that covers all classes (15 credit hours) in the Experimental School Library Certificate Program. 


Applicants to the School of Information Sciences must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or better or possess another degree beyond the bachelor's degree. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average between 2.50 and 2.99 can satisfy this requirement by one of the Alternative Admissions methods.
  3. Meet the technology requirements and competencies of the degree or certificate program you are applying for.
  4. Submit a personal statement.
  5. Submit a personal statement reflecting relevant personal and academic background and experience. The statement should be a minimum of 250 words and a maximum of 500 words (1-2 pages). Please note your interest in Project RUSL in the statement.
  6. Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.

Important Dates for Admission and Project RUSL

  • Admissions deadline- April 1
  • Students will be expected to register for their classes by May 1
  • Recipients will be notified April 19
  • Kickoff workshop- June 23
  • Classes begin- June 30

How to Apply

  1. Complete and submit the online Graduate Admission Application form.
  2. Compose a personal statement and upload it to your application.
  3. Upload a current resume or curriculum vitae with your application.
  4. Request official transcripts from each university you have attended and have them sent directly to Graduate Admissions, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 48202.