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
Design Center Makes a Difference in Detroit
The School of Architecture's Detroit Collaborative Design Center is recognized worldwide for its exemplary work in community-based design. Their current work as leaders of the community engagement process for the Detroit Future City project for the city of Detroit received excellent feedback and promises to be groundbreaking in the field of urban design for post-industrial cities.
$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.
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).
Dental Student Groups Win Recognition
The UDM chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) was recognized March 8 with a national award as the most improved chapter, during the ASDA's annual meeting in Atlanta. Across the country, at the annual meeting of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) in Seattle, the UDM ADEA student chapter was honored with both the Distinguished Chapter Award and Best Membership Communication Award by the ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows, March 18
UDM Engineering Ranks among Top 100 in U.S.
University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science has been named one of the top 100 programs in the country again in the 2014 edition of the U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges." The University has also consistently been ranked in the top 25 schools in its category and one of Michigan’s highest rated. The magazine rankings group more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and compares them based on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence.
Professor of Nursing Carla Groh is the co-recipient of the 2012 UDM Distinguished Faculty Award and Associate Professor of Nursing Molly McClelland received the 2012 Faculty Achievement Award.
Communications Studies Professor Premieres Documentary
A documentary written, produced and directed by Assistant Professor of Communications Studies Jason Roche will have its premiere Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Booth Auditorium at the Detroit Historical Museum.
The documentary, Stealing Home, highlights a group of determined Detroiters who have fought the blight and restored the grounds where Detroit's historic Tiger Stadium once stood. You can watch a preview of Stealing Home on YouTube.
Professors of Practice
Senior attorneys bring their years of legal experience into the classroom at UDM School of Law, teaching courses such as Corporate Governance in an age of Bailouts, Health Law, Commercial Law: Lender Liability.
Titans Lacrosse Reaches NCAA Championship Tournament
Just five years after the team's inception, UDM men's lacrosse earned a place in the 2013 NCAA championship tournament. As the 2013 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions, the Titans played Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA championship, which resulted in a narrow lost to end their post-season play.