Great Things at UDM
Below are just some of the distinguishing features and faculty that reflect educational excellence at UDM.
Great Things University-wide
UDM Increases Standing in U.S. News RankingFor the thirteenth year, UDM ranks among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in the 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges"More
Student Service Trips
University Ministry offers multiple service trips throughout the academic year: Alternative Winter Break (AWB) in early January, Alternative Spring Break (ASB) in mid-March, and the International Service Experience (ISE) in late April/early May.
These trips provide students an opportunity to see the world in a different light and build relationships of solidarity with one another. Participation gives students and colleagues a chance to live the charisms of the Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus. During the 2013-2014 school year, 70 students and colleagues traveled to such locations as New Orleans, Tuscaloosa, AL, Chicago, Sacramento, Salem, WV, New Jersey, as well as Detroit, to help those in need: building and rebuilding, dealing with immigration issues, hunger and homelessness, urban and rural poverty, and environmental sustainability.
Architecture Magazines Recognize SOA
In 2012, Architectural Record magazine listed UDM SOA as one of 9 universities in the country with outstanding community design programs. In 2010 Architect magazine named UDM SOA one of 6 schools in the country committed to social justice.
New Program Offerings
In addition to traditional undergraduate and MBA degrees, the College of Business Administration now offers a combined BS/MBA program leading to both degrees in five years. Additionally, the College now offers several new graduate certificate programs, including Forensic Accounting, Ethical Leadership & Change Management, Finance (available on campus and off-campus in Harper Woods), and Business Turnaround Management (available online).
ADEA/Zimmer Dental Implant Education Teaching Award
The Department of Restorative Dentistry received the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Zimmer Dental Education Teaching Award in the amount of $25,000. The national award was presented to the dental educator team and the institution in recognition of their commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of implant dentistry education.
CES Receives Grant from Ford Fund
The College of Engineering & Science has been awarded $50,000 from the Ford Motor Company Fund Capital Grant Program for the modernization of UDM's Engineering Automotive Laboratory. The grant will fund the first phase of a project to create a first-class laboratory space for training Engineering students in all degree programs on the latest automotive systems and controls.
Health Information Program Offered
University of Detroit Mercy has the only in-seat Health Information Management program in Southeast Michigan.
Mark Denhan Serves as CLAE Dean
UDM Board of Trustees has appointed Mark E. Denham as dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Education. Denham joins UDM after serving on the faculty of University of Toledo's Political Science and Public Administration department for 18 years. Find out more about the new dean in the UDM news release.
Moot Court Program
Our award-winning Moot Court program takes UDM law students to competitions across the country as they argue legal issues in environmental, international, constitutional, asylum, criminal, IP and IT law each year.
UDM Student Athletes Record Highest Graduation Rate in State
University of Detroit Mercy student-athletes have once again received high marks in the annual Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures released by the NCAA. For the second-straight year the school boasts the highest rate in the State of Michigan (88) among the schools that offer athletic programs at the Division I level. The Titans also had six teams with perfect GSR scores. Overall, the numbers show that Division I student-athletes continue to perform well in the classroom, and more of them are graduating.