Madonna University

Founded by the Felician Sisters in 1937 and inspired by the values of St. Francis of Assisi, Madonna is an independent Catholic university where students receive a quality liberal arts education combined with career preparation and service learning. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, students enjoy personal instruction from skilled professors dedicated to student success. Madonna boasts nearly 100 undergraduate and more than 35 graduate programs, including a doctor of nursing practice degree and an education specialist degree. Popular or unique programs include: Broadcast and Cinema Arts, Criminal Justice, Business, Nursing, Teaching, Sign Language Studies, Hospice, Gerontology, Social Work, Pastoral Ministry, Sport Management and Autism. The College of Nursing and Health is reaccredited through 2021 for its baccalaureate and master's programs and until 2016 for its doctoral program. The Forensic Science program is the first undergraduate program of its kind in Michigan to be accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission. The Social Work program is reaccredited until 2019 and now offers a Master's in Social Work. Madonna's College of Education was reaccredited until 2023, and its teacher education program continues to receive exemplary status from the Michigan Dept. of Education. Certified at the Gold level for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the Franciscan Center features state-of-the-art science labs and digital broadcast facilities that rival those in the industry. The annual research symposium features the collaborative projects of faculty and students in forensic science, business, nursing, sociology and more. On Madonna's scenic 85-acre campus in Livonia, Michigan, students have access to a plethora of learning resources, including the: Center for Business Development and Community Vitality, Ford Technology Wing, library, disability resources, nursing simulation lab, sign language lab, writing center, and center for personalized instruction. Madonna courses also are offered at centers in Gaylord and Macomb, Michigan. The first-year experience helps students transition from high school to college and introduces them to service learning. Students also participate in Alternative Spring Break service projects. The University's study abroad program offers students a chance to study in France, England, Poland, China, Spain and other countries. A distance learning program in Haiti provides a bachelor's degree in business and leadership. Madonna is a transfer student- and veteran-friendly school. Block scheduling of classes fits nicely into the schedules of working adults. As a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Madonna Crusaders field nineteen men's and women's teams. Madonna University is an NAIA Champions of Character institution. While the 3,300-student University is proud of its rich Catholic heritage, Madonna faculty and staff welcome students of all ages and of varied religious, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The University is building two residence halls, to be complete by Fall 2017, to accommodate 150 more students, for a total 400 residential students. Madonna has prepared more than 30,000 alumni to lead successful careers, through which they change the lives of those they serve.

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Private, Coed 1937 Roman Catholic Semester $35.8 million 36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150 (734) 432-5300
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46 100.0 Michigan Livonia 1005 517