As Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for taking an interest in University of Detroit Mercy’s Distance Education programs. Detroit Mercy is proud to offer online programs that allow a student like you to augment their knowledge and skills. As an institution, Detroit Mercy is careful to only offer online programs and courses that provide educational experiences that are exceptional and rewarding, personally and professionally. 

The mission of the University of Detroit Mercy is to provide an education that supports the intellectual, ethical, social and spiritual development of each and every student. Your participation in one of Detroit Mercy’s online programs will enhance your understanding, values and abilities. More importantly, the degree or certificate you earn will provide you with a recognized credential that will make you an attractive employee to employers. 

Detroit Mercy’s online programs are unlike other distance education experiences. The quality of the curriculum and the dedication of the faculty that teach each course is outstanding. Detroit Mercy values each student and strives to makes their educational experiences personalized, productive and successful. You will be engaged with your faculty and student colleagues in small online classes. Faculty will be attentive to your specific needs and academic progress. Course directors include full and part time faculty who are experts in their field with real life experiences that will be integrated into the courses they teach. Each online course is carefully structured to provide you with an opportunity to learn and achieve. 

This website has been created to provide you with critical online information whether you are seeking to discover if you are well-suited/prepared for online classes, to learn about a specific program, to apply to register as part of your current program, or to contact an advisor to find out more. 

Detroit Mercy is proud of the degree programs and certificates that are offered and we encourage you to explore this site before you enroll.

Pamela Zarkowski, JD, MPH 
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs