The University of Detroit Mercy has lowered its graduate tuition for its Master of Business Administration, Master of Community Development, and graduate programs in architecture, nursing, and engineering. The new prices will be effective in time for the summer term, which begins May 7.
“This decision is based on our recognition that many employees in local, regional, and global companies want to add more value to their academic credentials,” says Antoine M. Garibaldi, president of the university. “University of Detroit Mercy can readily assist them and their corporate and nonprofit employers by providing our highly ranked master’s degree-level programs at a very affordable price.”
The realignment was developed to respond to a growing need for more technically skilled, business-minded, and community-focused professionals in Detroit. The university also analyzed the market and determined the decision would be in the best interest of employees and the needs of business and industry.
The change comes after the school reset undergraduate tuition in November 2017 as part of its Assure Your Boundless Future Tuition Reset. Full-time tuition went from $41,158 to $28,000.
The school’s Master of Business Administration program will reduce tuition from $1,500 per credit hour to $750.
In the graduate engineering program, tuition will go from $1,607 per credit hour to $804.
Tuition for the Master of Community Development will drop from $981 to $789 per credit hour. The program is within the School of Architecture and creates a holistic approach to community development.
The tuition structure for the graduate architecture program is based on a flat yearly rate of $32,000. The previous rate was $46,738.
The graduate nursing program will see a tuition reduction from $981 to $840 per credit hour.
The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest Catholic university. It is sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus. It offers more than 100 programs in seven schools and colleges.