Great Things at UDM
Below are just some of the distinguishing features and faculty that reflect educational excellence at UDM.
UDM among top tierFor the 12th year, UDM ranks among the top tier of Midwest regional master's universities in the 2013 edition of U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges." More
New Student Fitness Center Opens
In September 2012, UDM opened the new Student Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus, the first stand-alone structure built on the campus in more than 40 years. The 40,000 sq. ft. facility includes a gym with two courts, an elevated three-lane track, a group exercise room, a weight-lifting room and two rooms for cardiovascular workouts, each with a full range of equipment.
- For the third year in a row, UDM Architecture graduates have the highest pass rate on the Architect Registration Exam in the state of Michigan, leading in 3 of 7 categories and overall in 2011. They have also surpassed the national pass rate average.
- In May 2012, approximately half of the graduating class already had positions in the field in place prior to graduation.
New Program Offerings
The College of Business Administration now offers a graduate certificate program in Forensic Accounting. The eight-course certificate provides credits for graduates to become certified public accountants with a specialization in identifying fraudulent financial practices. It also offers an online Graduate Certificate in Business Turnaround Management.
Professor of Dentistry Richard Kulbersch, D.D.S., is the co-recipient of the 2012 UDM Distinguished Faculty Award.
Leader in Robotics Competitions
In the past seven years, the UDM robotics team has placed first three times and third twice in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), fourth in the ASME Student Design Competition (a robotic window washer), and third in the ASME Innovation Show (a robotic assistive device) . . . all national competitions involving well over 100 engineering colleges.
McAuley Health Center Locations Provide Primary Care
UDM’s McAuley Health Center services are now available at three locations in Detroit:
- Samaritan Center on the east side of Detroit
- Schulze School in northwest Detroit
- Joy-Southfield Health and Education Center on the west side
Internships Prepare Communication Studies Students
The Communications Studies program consistently places its students in media internships at newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations around metro Detroit, which is one of the major media outlets in the nation.
Dean’s Advisory Board
The Dean’s Advisory Board includes lawyers, judges and others actively involved in the legal profession from across the country who regularly advise the School about how best to prepare UDM law graduates, keeping UDM School of Law current with the changing demands of the profession.
Student-Athletes Get High Marks
All 19 Detroit Titans varsity sports had multi-year scores above the NCAA qualifying APR mark– with eight teams posting perfect 1000 single year APR scores for the latest 2010-11 data – as the NCAA released its Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR).