Madonna University

Introduction

Mission & History

The mission of Madonna University, a Catholic and Franciscan institution of higher learning, is to instill in its students Christian humanistic values, intellectual inquiry, a respect for diversity, and a commitment to serving others through a liberal arts education, integrated with career preparation and based on the truths and principles recognized within a Catholic tradition.

Madonna’s mission receives its spirit from these Franciscan Values:
• Respect for the dignity of each person
• Peace and justice
• Reverence for creation
• Education for truth and service

Madonna University History

In 1937, Madonna University (then known as Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Junior College) was established by Mother Mary DeSales Tocka and her counsel in the Felician Central Convent in Livonia, with a first-year enrollment of 18 Sisters.

Madonna University instituted masters-level programs in 1982 and became a university in 1991. A leader in nursing education at the state, regional, and national levels, Madonna’s College of Nursing and Health launched the University’s first doctoral program – the Doctor of Nursing Practice – in 2009. Through this growth and development, the institution has become one of the nation's largest Franciscan universities with a combined undergraduate and graduate student body of approximately 3,100 students.

Felician Sisters, Founders

The foundation of Madonna University can be traced to 1855 in Warsaw, Poland where a young woman named Sophia Truszkowska, formed a religious order dedicated to caring for the poor, homeless, sick, and the elderly. Known as the Felician Sisters, this small group of women dedicated themselves to helping their community through the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi. The first Felician Sisters arrived in the United States in 1874, settling in a Polish community in Wisconsin to establish schools for the community’s children. By 1880, the Felician Sisters had expanded their efforts into Michigan, administering schools in both Bay City and Detroit. As the Felician community grew, so did the need for an institution of higher education to prepare Felician Sisters as teachers.

Catholic, Franciscan Tradition

Madonna University exemplifies the fine tradition of Catholic and Franciscan scholarship that has contributed significantly to the intellectual and professional development in our society. With alumni on every continent except Antarctica, Madonna University graduates apply their knowledge and skills in meaningful service around the world – improving the lives of others, while excelling in their own professions.

Founded: 1937
Location: Livonia, Michigan
President: Michael A. Grandillo, Ph.D.
Motto: Sapientia Desursum - "Wisdom from Above"
Colors: Blue and Gold
Mascot: Crusaders
Students: About 2,460 undergraduate | About 640 graduate
Faculty: 123 faculty members | 13:1 student-faculty ratio

Academics:

  • Associate and bachelor's degrees in more than 100 career-focused majors
  • Graduate School delivers more than 30 master's programs and one doctoral nursing program
  • Celebrates more than 50 years of excellence in nursing education
  • First in the country to offer a bachelor's degree in Sign Language Studies
  • Only formal University-based program for hospice and palliative studies at the bachelor’s and master's levels

Undergrad Tuition: $10,950 full-time tuition for 12-18 credits, nursing credits and room and board extra

Athletics:

  • Madonna University is a member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • 19 men’s and women’s varsity teams
  • About 350 students participate in intercollegiate sports each year
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MS in Educational Leadership

Online Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Livonia Gaylord Charter Township of Clinton + 3 more

The Master of Science in Educational Leadership is designed to meet the need for leaders in diverse educational settings. You will develop collaborative leadership skills to aid in working with families, faculty, and community members to achieve individual and institutional goals. Gain an understanding of how, as an administrator, you can influence the political, social, economic, and cultural context of K-12 education. Learn to nurture and sustain a school culture conducive to student learning and staff growth. Prepare to be an effective education administrator and visionary leader, while building a professional network with fellow students and instructors. Upon program completion, you will be eligible for K-12 building administrator certification in Michigan. [+]

Why Study Educational Leadership through the Graduate Program at Madonna University? Perfect for part-time students with a full-time work commitment Offered all online or on campus Rigorous program with an excellent reputation Promotes a collaborative leadership approach Learn from anywhere you have an internet connection – you can complete this degree in the classroom or 100% online Program Overview

The Master of Science in Educational Leadership is designed to meet the need for leaders in diverse educational settings. You will develop collaborative leadership skills to aid in working with families, faculty, and community members to achieve individual and institutional goals. Gain an understanding of how, as an administrator, you can influence the political, social, economic, and cultural context of K-12 education. Learn to nurture and sustain a school culture conducive to student learning and staff growth. Prepare to be an effective education administrator and visionary leader, while building a professional network with fellow students and instructors. Upon program completion, you will be eligible for K-12 building administrator certification in Michigan.... [-]


MS in Humane Studies

Online Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Livonia Gaylord Charter Township of Clinton + 3 more

As a student in the MSHUS (Master of Science Program in Humane Studies), you will become part of an exciting, cutting-edge field based on the idea of the interconnectedness of social justice, sustainability, and animal pro­tection. Madonna MSHUS Program will prepare you to assume a role of a leader, consultant or educator in a variety of professional settings (non-profit organizations, businesses, governmental agencies, churches, and educational insti­tutions) geared toward developing practical solutions to current challenges affecting the well-being of people, the environment, and animals. [+]

Why Study Humane Studies MS at Madonna University? There are only two programs recognized in North America As part of the coursework, you will complete a Non-profit Leadership or Animal Cruelty Investigation certificate Your internship will connect you with employers in the field while providing you with practical on-the-job skills You will have an option of focusing on research in preparation for a doctoral program Our class schedule and advising are tailored to fit the needs of working adults Learn from anywhere you have an internet connection – you can complete this degree in the classroom or 100% online Program Overview

As a student in the MSHUS (Master of Science Program in Humane Studies), you will become part of an exciting, cutting-edge field based on the idea of the interconnectedness of social justice, sustainability, and animal pro­tection. Madonna MSHUS Program will prepare you to assume a role of a leader, consultant or educator in a variety of professional settings (non-profit organizations, businesses, governmental agencies, churches, and educational insti­tutions) geared toward developing practical solutions to current challenges affecting the well-being of people, the environment, and animals. Alongside our faculty, you will get involved in researching practical solutions to existing social justice, ethical well-being, and environmental problems.... [-]


Contact

Madonna University

Website http://www.madonna.edu
Phone 734-432-5667

Outreach Center: Gaylord University Center

Outreach Center: Macomb University Center