Master’s program meets working students’ needs

Healthy Times, Winter 2002

It’s not easy to pursue a master’s degree while working full-time. For many, the time demanded can make it seem like an impossible goal. That’s why the University of Detroit Mercy designed its master’s program in Health Services Administration to make optimal use of technology and class time.

Students periodically meet for intense weekend and evening classes, but a great deal of the program’s coursework is conducted online. Although that means these students spend less time on campus than others, they still receive the individualized attention from faculty and administrators that’s the hallmark of a UDM education.

“Our approach is very personal,” notes Mary Kelly, R.S.M, Health Services Administration chair, “even when we’re not there ‘in-person.’”

[Photo: Adjunct Professor Tom Minor with Health Services Administration students.]


“One of the things that drew me to this program was the University’s reputation. If I was going to make the commitment to earning this degree, I wanted the degree to speak for itself.”

Crystal Lucas


“The program is technologically advanced and the faculty is well respected and connected in the industry. It’s been a great opportunity for me. I’ll be able to reach my goal of a master’s degree much faster - only two years - than I could any place else.”

Paulette Ray


“The program leadership all knows us. They’re involved. I feel like I’m somebody special here. I’m not just another student.”

Gina Coccitti

“Blackboard has saved my life! With online classes, after the kids go to bed, I go to school. I love it!”

Yolanda Grandison