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 2013, 82 percent of UDM students received some form of financial assistance, totaling $155.2 million. The University provides scholarship support to students, averaging nearly $50 million annually.
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.
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.
ADEA/Zimmer Dental Implant Education Teaching Award
The Department of Restorative Dentistry received the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Zimmer Dental Education Teaching Award in the amount of $25,000. The national award was presented to the dental educator team and the institution in recognition of their commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of implant dentistry education.
Pre-Med. Pre-Dental Program Graduates Excel
Each year students in UDM’s pre-med and pre-dent programs are admitted to medical and dental schools at rates far above the national average. UDM offers one of the widest variety of pre-med/pre-dent majors in the nation, allowing future physicians to build foundations in science (biology, biochemistry or chemistry), technology (engineering) or information systems (math/computer science) . . . preparing themselves to employ emerging scientific discoveries, medical technologies and health informatics of the future.
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 out of 172 AHA grant proposals submitted. Stepping into Health is one of only 29 projects that were funded.
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.
Interim Dean Troy Harris
Interim Law Dean Troy Harris is equally accomplished as a practicing lawyer and as a legal scholar. His academic credentials include a J.D. from the University of Michigan, a Ph.D. in Legal History at the University of Chicago, and a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. Before coming to UDM School of Law, he practiced international commercial arbitration and construction law with the Atlanta office of King & Spalding for more than a decade. He also has taught at Cornell Law School, Emory Law School and the College of Management at Georgia Institute of Technology. Interim Dean Harris is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Executive Committee of its North American Branch. His scholarship focuses on international arbitration and commercial law.
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.