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
Two Historically Significant Archives
The McNichols Library hosts two historically significant archives: the James Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive, which houses the papers of Fr. James Carney, S.J., a missionary whose life was dedicated to social justice for the poor and landless in Honduras; and the Black Abolitionists Archives, which houses a collection of materials documenting the efforts of more than 300 men and women involved in the abolitionist movement from 1760-1829.
Only Accredited Program
UDM’s School of Architecture is the only accredited architecture program at any Jesuit or Mercy university in North America.
New Commerce Scholarship
Incoming freshmen with a high school grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, a composite ACT score of 30 or higher, and significant community service or leadership experience will qualify for our new Commerce Scholarship, worth $25,000 per year. Additional scholarships are also available to upperclassmen. Applicants to the MBA program who score 600 or higher on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) qualify for a 50% reduction in tuition.
Restorative Registered Dental Hygiene Pilot (RRDHP)
The School’s Restorative Registered Dental Hygiene Pilot (RRDHP) program was highlighted in in the July edition of the MDA Journal’s “A United Voice for Oral Health.” The article focused on the School of Dentistry’s “pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of expanded-function dental hygienist providing care under the direct supervision of a dentist.” The yearly update is provided by MDA and its Special Committee on Access to Care Issues.
Chemistry Research Project Gains Media Attention
A research project analyzing antique medicines has gained an impressive amount of international media attention. The researchers, led by Professor Mark Benvenuto and Associate Professor Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, examined antique patent medicines (often called "snake oil") as well as modern dietary clay supplements, using x-ray and proton NMR technologies. The old patent medicines came from the archives of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. The research team included students Andrew Diefenbach, Jessica LaBond and Nic Stroeters.
Media outlets that covered the project include:
- Potions from the past held more than a snake-oil promise
U.S.News & World Report
- What's in century-old 'snake oil' medicines? Mercury and lead
- 'Patent medicines' study x-rays old-time remedies
- First tests of old patent medicine remedies from a museum collection
- The truth about snake oil?
Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry World
Nursing Professor Carla Groh Recognized
Professor of Nursing Carla Groh was inducted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Nursing (ANA) at the Academy's annual meeting, Oct. 19 in Washington, D.C. Selection for fellowship in the Academy, which is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research, is considered one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing.
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 minors in Economics, Financial Economics, Religious Studies and Education.
Law Clinics Address Community Legal Needs
The UDM School of Law provides legal outreach services to approximately 2,100 clients through the following community clinics:
- Veterans’ Appellate Clinic—State Appellate Defenders' Office
- Criminal Trial Clinic
- Immigration Law
- Juvenile Law Appellate Clinic
- Mediation Training and Clinic
- Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic
- Veterans' Appellate Clinic
- Urban Law Clinic
- Veterans' Law
The clinics are now housed in the George J. Asher Law Clinic Center in the Water Buhl Ford III Hall, a beautifully renovated historic firehouse adjacent to Dowling Hall on UDM's Riverfront Campus.
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.