Welcome to Knowledge on Demand, an inclusive online course hub to support the Wayne State University community. This new digital destination features a range of opportunities and experiences, from hourlong training sessions — some of which are free — to complete undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Whether you are looking to advance to the next level in your educational journey or you are interested in furthering your credentials for professional development, Knowledge on Demand is here to help you succeed. Search for a topic area that interests you and enroll in a course today!

Wayne State University is a participating member of National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). As a participating member of NC-SARA, Wayne State University is authorized to offer online distance courses to persons residing in member states in accordance with NC-SARA established policies and standards effective as of February 1, 2016.

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Professional Development

Online Standard CTE Certificate

Online Standard CTE Certificate

College of Education

The standard career and technical education (CTE) certificate is valid for teaching in a State of Michigan-approved career and technical education secondary classroom (grades 9-12).

Requirements Bachelor's Degree + Experience
Length 1 Year
Online Risk and Crisis Communication

Online Risk and Crisis Communication

College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

This certificate program provides professionals and students with training in research-based knowledge as well as best practices of risk and crisis communication, particularly within the context of public health events.

Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Length 1 Year
Online Office 365 Basics
No Cost

Online Office 365 Basics

Computing & Information Technology

Learn the basics of Microsoft Office 365, including email and calendar tools. These tips and tricks will lead to more efficient collaboration in your workplace.

Requirements None
Length 1 Hour
Teach Anywhere
No Cost

Teach Anywhere

Office for Teaching and Learning

Learn how to deliver your curriculum remotely using resources that are already available to you.

Requirements None
Length Variable

Certificates

Online Information Management

Online Information Management

School of Information Sciences

This graduate certificate program will prepare students to support data-driven problem-solving and decision-making in diverse fields.

Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Length 1 Year
Online Communication and New Media

Online Communication and New Media

College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

The graduate certificate in communication and new media emphasizes theory, production and real-world applications of new media technology.

Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Length 1 Year
Online Nonprofit Management

Online Nonprofit Management

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

This graduate certificate program helps students develop critical nonprofit management competencies and obtain essential skills that are in high demand by the nonprofit sector organizations.

Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Length 1-3 years
Online Healthcare Ethics graduate certificate

Online Healthcare Ethics graduate certificate

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

This graduate certificate provides grounding in the essentials of bioethical reasoning and practice.

Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Length 1-3 years
Advanced Battery System for Vehicles

Advanced Battery System for Vehicles

College of Engineering

The Advanced Battery Systems for Vehicles certificate covers the latest technologies and developments in energy storage systems.

Technology requirement Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
Length 6 weeks
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

College of Engineering

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) certificate introduces learners to the world of Artificial AI, and they learn about markets, key players, and technologies in AI.

Technology requirement Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
Length 6 weeks
Autonomous Vehicle Technologies

Autonomous Vehicle Technologies

College of Engineering

The Autonomous Vehicles certificate introduces learners to the status, potential, and applications of autonomous vehicles (AVs), and the business models that make large scale deployment possible.

Technology requirement Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
Length 6 weeks
Blockchain

Blockchain

College of Engineering

The Blockchain certificate introduces learners to the fundamentals of Blockchain.

Technology requirement Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
Length 6 weeks
Coding for Gaming and Gamification

Coding for Gaming and Gamification

College of Engineering

The Coding for Gaming and Gamification certificate introduces learners to C++'s fundamentals and the basics of game programming.

Technology requirement Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
Length 6 weeks
Data Science

Data Science

College of Engineering

The Data Science certificate prepares learners to develop skills in the field of data science and analytics.

Technology requirement Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
Length 6 weeks
Electric Vehicle Technologies

Electric Vehicle Technologies

College of Engineering

The Electric Vehicle Technologies certificate provides an overview of electric and hybrid vehicle fundamentals.

Technology requirement Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
Length 6 weeks
Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

College of Engineering

The Mobility as a Service (MaaS) certificate introduces learners to the technology landscape of MaaS, an abundance of data, and rapid infrastructure growth.

Technology requirement Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
Length 6 weeks
Programming for Autonomous Systems

Programming for Autonomous Systems

College of Engineering

Software for autonomous systems must simultaneously be able to deliver high speed responses, integrability of data from multiple types of devices (based on physics) and locations (some on board and some outside) of signal.

Technology requirement Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
Length 6 weeks
Robotics for Logistics and Manufacturing

Robotics for Logistics and Manufacturing

College of Engineering

The Robotics for Logistics and Manufacturing certificate will introduce learners to the role of industrial robots and automation in manufacturing and logistics plants and facilities.

Technology requirement Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
Length 6 weeks
Smart Cities Data & Infrastructure

Smart Cities Data & Infrastructure

College of Engineering

The Smart Cities certificate introduces learners to the concept, reality, and technologies of smart cities – using examples from around the globe.

Technology requirement Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
Length 6 weeks
Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing

College of Engineering

Present and near-future manufacturing facilities include a combination of robust cyberphysical systems and automated robots.

Technology requirement Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
Length 6 weeks
Vehicles to Everything (V2X)

Vehicles to Everything (V2X)

College of Engineering

V2X communication is an essential enabler for autonomous transportation and connectivity.

Technology requirement Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
Length 6 weeks

Undergraduate Online Studies

Online Mortuary Science

Online Mortuary Science

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Wayne State University offers a fully accredited online mortuary science program. Where Online Works (WOW) provides an alternative for full-time students who need a flexible schedule to earn their degree.

Requirements High School Diploma or GED
Length 4-6 Years
Online Social Work

Online Social Work

School of Social Work

Wayne State University offers a fully accredited online B.S.W. program. Where Online Works (WOW) provides an alternative for full-time students who need a flexible schedule to earn their degree.

Requirements High School Diploma or GED
Length 4-6 Years

Graduate Online Studies

Online Learning Design and Technology

Online Learning Design and Technology

College of Education

The Learning Design and Technology program prepares graduates to design and evaluate empirically grounded learning environments, products and programs that effectively employ emergent technologies in a variety of settings.

Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Length 2 Years
Online Sports Administration

Online Sports Administration

College of Education

Using industry professionals and real-life experiences, this program will prepare students for all facets of the industry, including professional, commercial, collegiate, interscholastic and recreational sports in the metro Detroit area and beyond.

Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Length 2 Years
Online Theatre and Dance

Online Theatre and Dance

College of Fine, Performing and Communications Arts

The master of arts in theatre and dance is a three-year, part-time program of advanced studies, with a concentration in teaching artistry.

Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Length 3 Years
Online Criminal Justice

Online Criminal Justice

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

This program will teach the latest evidence-based practices to reduce crime and promote justice.

Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Length 2 Years
Online Information Science

Online Information Science

School of Information Sciences

The accredited master of library and information science program prepares professionals for leadership roles in libraries and other information organizations.

Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Length 2 Years
Online Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults

Online Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults

School of Information Sciences

We prepare future information professionals to serve the diverse literacy needs of children and young adults through culturally responsive, age-appropriate materials and programming.

Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Length 1 Year
Online Information Management

Online Information Management

School of Information Sciences

Information managers work in all industries at the intersection of people, technology, processes and data that enable our data-driven society to function.

Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Length 2 Years
Master of Studies in Law - Human Resources

Master of Studies in Law - Human Resources

Law School

Wayne State University Law School's Master of Studies in Law degree is 100% online and specifically designed to help specialists in human resources expand their knowledge of legal principles and the U.S. legal system.

Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Length 2 years