Master of Community Development open house set for March 23

March 03, 2019

People work on a project in a room.University of Detroit Mercy’s Master of Community Development (MCD) program through the School of Architecture will host an open house on Saturday, March 23, from 1-3 p.m. The special event takes place in the Peter Peirce Room of the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on the McNichols Campus.

This open house provides prospective students an opportunity to meet current students, faculty, alumni and community partners and learn more about the program.

The Master of Community Development is a unique program that takes a holistic approach to the theory and practice of community development with a foundation rooted in service, social justice, and sustainability. The program integrates human, organizational, physical and economic (HOPE Model) aspects of community development for a comprehensive approach to the renewal of communities. The MCD program includes faculty from a number of different academic departments as well as professionals in community development to provide a broad, interdisciplinary foundation. The result is a program that combines theory with practical application.

The MCD is a unique program not found anywhere else in the United States. While other degree programs focus on one aspect of community development, Detroit Mercy’s program emphasizes a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach. Students have collaborated with more than 100 local organizations in support of class assignments, capstone projects, research, internships and fellowships.

The deadline for fall 2019 applications to the MCD program are May 1, 2019. To learn more about this open house, please visit