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
UDM Offers Programs at WCCCD Eastside Campus
An agreement between University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and WCCCD allows students to take advanced courses from UDM in a variety of subjects either at WCCCD’s University Center (Harper Woods) or online. The UDM courses and degrees include a graduate certificate in finance; bachelor’s programs in health information management and social work; and master’s degree programs in educational administration, curriculum and instruction, and mathematics teaching. This convenient eastside location provides students in the St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe and Grosse Pointe communities an easier way to complete their degrees.
$750,000 Grant to Support Community Development Program
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded UDM a $750,000 grant to support the Master of Community Development (MCD) Program. The grant will provide students from diverse backgrounds with scholarships, co-op placements and fellowships as they learn to become leaders in sustainable community development. The MCD program is a graduate degree in UDM's School of Architecture, which prepares students for careers in real estate development, business management and municipal planning and development. Read the UDM news release for more.
Visiting Scholars and Guest Speakers
A number of prominent guest speakers have addressed the College recently. They include Detroit Mayor Dave Bing; Dr. Marilyn French-Hubbard, founder of the National Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs; Dr. Krzysztof Wach, Professor of International Entrepreneurship at Cracow University in Poland; Brad Simmons, Director of the Office of the Executive Chairman at Ford Motor Company, and many others.
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.
New Degree Options
In the past two years, several new E&S degree program options have been added:
- Architectural Engineering (new in 2011)
- Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering – one of only five programs in the nation
- New Bachelor of Engineering program with focus in Environmental Engineering for international students from China
- Advanced Electric Vehicle Certificate program, now available online
- Master’s Program in Mathematics Education (MATM) now available online.
Health Information Program Offered
University of Detroit Mercy has the only in-seat Health Information Management program in Southeast Michigan.
More Academic Program Options
The College currently offers four graduate degrees entirely online:
- M.A. in Economics
- M.A. in Financial Economics
- M.S. in Computer Information Systems
- M.S. in Information Assurance
The College also has added new minors in Economics, Financial Economics, Religious Studies and Education.
Joint Degrees provide a legal education with opportunities to earn multiple law degrees from law schools in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Focused on understanding the intersection of legal systems in today’s global marketplace, the program includes options to earn one of four joint or multiple degrees in a condensed time frame:
- Globally Enriched J.D. Degree
- Canadian & American Dual J.D.
Joint comparative law degree program in the United States and Canada
- J.D./L.E.D. Degree
Joint degree program in the United States and Mexico
- Dual J.D./L.E.D. Degree
Multiple degree program in the United States, Mexico and Canada
Coach Mark Engel Begins 23rd Season
Head men’s golf coach Mark Engel will begin his 23rd season at the helm of the golf program in 2013-14 and during his time, Detroit has won six championships, while also coming in second three times and third on two other occasions. UDM captured Coach Engel’s first title in 1999 and followed in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2010. The Titans earned an automatic NCAA bid in each of those latter five years.