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Admission Information

Admission to the Master of Science in Product Development program requires the support of the applicant's supervisor.  Program applicants are required to meet Detroit Mercy's normal graduate admission standards, plus have at least five years of engineering work experience (three years if the applicant possesses a graduate degree).

Previous graduate study is highly desirable.  The applicant's supervisor should be prepared to accommodate the study and learning demands placed on their employees in this rigorous academic program as well as participate in a program orientation.

Prospective students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible.  Applications are reviewed on a "rolling admission process."  Once the maximum sized cohort for January has been attained, students are admitted for the next cohort, which will begin the following January.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor of Science in engineering and five or more years of work experience in industry, government, or academia.  Alternate qualifications include a master's degree or Ph.D. in engineering with three or more years of work experience in industry, government, or academia.

Applicants with degrees in other related technical fields will be considered on an exception basis.  In those cases, decision will emphasize both math and analytical contents of the applicants education and work experience.

A letter from applicant's supervisor attesting to the applicants preparedness for the program and support from the organization.
A short essay (350 to 500 words) indicating how this program would help the applicant in his or her current work assignments and enhance preparedness for future responsibilities.  The selection committee will consider all the above factors in making admission decisions.

Application Materials

Applicants apply online plus send an up-to-date resume and this MPD Supplemental Application to :

Dr. Jonathan M. Weaver
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and MPD Program Director
College of Engineering and Science  E-269
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI  48221
(313) 993-3372

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