Graduate Admission Process

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Thank you for your interest in pursuing a master's or doctorate degree at University of Detroit Mercy. Below you will find some frequently asked questions about the graduate admission process.

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    What types of programs does Detroit Mercy offer?

    We are the most comprehensive private University in the state, offering nearly 100 academic programs, including more than 70 graduate programs like nursing, architecture, engineering, business, law and dentistry (just to name a few).


    When will I receive an admission decision? When and how will I be notified?

    Your admissions counselor will notify you when your file is complete and ready for review. A typical admission decision will be made within one week and students are contacted by their admission counselor. The timeline for admission decisions varies by academic program, as some programs have specific deadlines or require an admissions committee to review files.


    Can I visit campus?

    Yes, we welcome visitors year round. Visiting campus is an important step in the college selection process. Graduate students need to see and hear, in person, about the opportunities a school has to offer.

    During a campus visit students will meet with a representative from the area they are interested in studying to learn about the curriculum, tour campus with a Detroit Mercy student, and talk with an admissions counselor about admission and financial aid. Contact the Office of Admissions to schedule an appointment at 800-635-5020 or click here.


    When do I register for classes?

    Your admissions counselor will provide you with the contact information for your academic advisor once you have been admitted. Your academic advisor will meet with you to discuss your educational goals and will plan an appropriate class schedule for you to register for classes. 

Have more questions?

Contact the Office of Admissions to speak with an admissions counselor at 800-635-5020 or We look forward to assisting you!