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
Michigan's Largest Catholic Institution of Higher Education
UDM is Michigan's largest Catholic institution of higher education and is sponsored by two religious orders: the Society of Jesus and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community.
Only Accredited Program
UDM’s School of Architecture is the only accredited architecture program at any Jesuit or Mercy university in North America.
Alumnae Recognized for Success
Three outstanding College of Business Administration alumnae were recognized at the 2013 Commencement. Jane Kay Nugent ’48, a pioneer among female business leaders, received the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, and Jennifer Schneider ‘00, President of the College Alumni Board, addressed the graduates on behalf of alumni. Kaitlin Avery ’13, who received the Cavanagh Scholarship for her extensive service-learning projects, which became the source of her senior honors thesis, served as the Valedictorian.
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.
New Degree Options
New E&S degree program options have been added:
- Architectural Engineering
- 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.
Nurse Anesthesia Program Ranks Nationally
University of Detroit Mercy's Nurse Anesthesia program has been ranked as the 11th best in the country, according to U.S.News and World Report "Best Graduate Schools 2012" rankings. The program has an outstanding national reputation both for its instruction as well as its clinical training
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.
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
Detroit Women’s Golf Team Tied For NCAA Record
The 2012-13 Detroit women’s golf team played in 12 tournaments in the season and nine times - 75% - was the winning team, which is tied for the NCAA record that was set by Arizona in 1999-00. Detroit had just nine tournament titles in its history coming into the year and matched that in one season.