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
During FY 2011-2012, 82 percent of UDM students received some form of financial assistance, totaling more than $129 million. The University provides scholarship support to students, averaging nearly $50 million annually.
$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.
MBA Ranks Among World’s Best
After examining MBA programs in 17 countries across the globe, Corporate Knights magazine recently ranked the University of Detroit Mercy MBA program among the top 30 in the world for its emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility. UDM also placed in the world’s top 10 for smaller programs.
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
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.
McAuley Health Center Wins Grant
The McAuley Health Center was awarded a grant by the American Heart Association (AHA) for "Stepping into Health," a community-based project to provide exercise and nutrition classes to underinsured and uninsured women with or at risk for cardiovascular disease. Professor Carla Groh and Associate Professor Patricia Rouen of the McAuley School of Nursing are the co-project directors with Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Nagle. As part of her scholarship, Doctor of Nursing Practice student Grace Jacek will participate in the project, which is anticipated to start in October. Out of 172 AHA grant proposals submitted, Stepping into Health is one of only 29 that were funded.
Teacher Education Program Advances in State Ranking
UDM’s Teacher Education program received a ranking of “Satisfactory” from the State of Michigan this fall.
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.
Detroit Men's Golf Team Wins Most Horizon League Championships
The Detroit men's golf team has won seven Horizon League championships, the most by any members past or present.