Pamela Zarkowski

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 students like you to augment their knowledge and skills. As an institution, Detroit Mercy is careful only to 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 every student. Participating 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 faculty’s dedication to each course are outstanding. Detroit Mercy values each student and strives to make 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 experts in their field with real-life experiences that will be integrated into their courses. Each online course is carefully structured to allow you 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 offered, and we encourage you to explore this site before enrolling.


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