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Madonna University offers several undergraduate academic programs at outreach centers in Southwest Detroit, Gaylord and Macomb.

Livonia (main campus)

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 Madonna University in Southwest Detroit

We have been offering a Bachelor of Science in Child Development, a Bachelor of Social Work, and other academic programs in Southwest Detroit since 1998.

Students are typically working adults who take two courses per term in the evenings. Some students are returning to school after taking time off, and others are just beginning their college studies. We retain a high percentage of students in Detroit, because they have access to academic, social, and financial support.

Graduates from our southwest Detroit programs have gone on to pursue master’s degrees, earn promotions and pay raises, and positively affect their families and communities. Their involvement in the community demonstrates their belief and hope in the revitalization of Detroit.

Our student-centered learning environment includes tutoring, academic and financial aid advising, skill-building workshops, and writing assistance. Madonna advisors will help you apply for financial aid, and develop your class schedule. The on-site computer lab is a great place to complete your course work or build your computer skills.

Scholarships are available for students receiving grants to cover 70-80 percent of tuition after Pell and other grants are calculated. Eligibility characteristics are included on the Application and Scholarship Agreement each student signs. The target audience is determined by geography, non-traditional-student attributes, leadership in the community, and “fit” with the Madonna University mission of service.

Contact Information
For more information or to schedule an appointment contact:
Tia Silva, Program Coordinator
Erika Smith, Administrative Assistant
Christine Bell, Social Work Program Coordinator
Dr. Jim Novak, Dean for Outreach and Distance Learning
313-965-5334 or 1 800- 852-4951 x 5733
or email

5716 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48210 (between Junction and Livernois)

The SW Detroit suite is on the second floor, directly across from the elevator. Free parking in a fenced, patrolled lot (Enter from Campbell Street.) The building is also known as the Wellness Center, and the lower floors contain a medical-dental clinic and child-care facilities.

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 4:30 to 9 p.m.; classes run 6 to 9 p.m.
To meet with an academic advisor or visit a class, please call or email in advance.

Madonna students from southwest Detroit have published two volumes of their writing. The newest book, Stories of Hope and Learning, was published in cooperation with the Michigan Council of the Arts and Cultural Affairs. Read the book online, and watch video clips of the authors reading their work on YouTube.

Student and graduate testimonials are available here.

Scholarship applications are available here.

Resources for adults considering a college degree, articles about financial literacy, college affordability and the financial payoff of a college degree are all available by emailing us at:

Transfer guides for students transferring credits from Wayne County Community College, Henry Ford College, and other local schools



Madonna University is a member of the higher-education consortium known as the University Center at Gaylord. Since 1996, Madonna has offered courses to students from all across the northern lower peninsula, at the University Center in Gaylord, Mich. The state-of-the-art campus houses both community college and university partners.

Madonna offers a Bachelor of Social Work to students in Gaylord via interactive television and onsite classes. This degree-completion program is designed for transfer students and is based on agreements with area community colleges to help make the transfer seamless. The part-time program may be completed in two and a half years with courses scheduled to accommodate the working adult student. The Gaylord Social Work Distance Learning program replicates the campus part-time program offered at Madonna’s main campus in Livonia, and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

For more information:
Dana M. Holcomb, LMSW
Social Work Gaylord Distance Learning Program



By successfully completing 120 credits — at least 30 of which must be completed through Madonna University, you can earn a bachelor’s at the Macomb University Center. Our agreements with community colleges satisfy these requirements and ensure a seamless transition. Madonna offers these popular programs at the Macomb University Center:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Paralegal Studies

Course credit can be earned in the following ways:

  • Transfer up to 90 credits from accredited colleges and universities
  • Concurrent enrollment
  • Prior learning from professional experience
  • Military training, academy training, and corporate seminars and workshops approved for college credit by the American Council on Education
  • By exam, i.e., CLEP and DSST
  • Convenient Madonna University classes

Accelerate your degree program! Work toward your bachelor’s degree while earning your associate degree.

For Admissions Information:
Linda McIntyre, coordinator
Madonna University @ Macomb University Center
Macomb University Center Building UC-1 Suite 120
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038-1139