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Second Degree Option

University of Detroit Mercy

16 months
43452 USD/year
14000 USD/year
14000 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Second Degree Option from University of Detroit Mercy offers an accelerated curriculum to those who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another major. 


At Second Degree Option from University of Detroit Mercy you'll build supportive relationships with other SDO students by moving through your courses together in a cohort model.

Graduates with Second Degree Option from University of Detroit Mercy will be able to:

  • Provide compassionate care with a commitment to social justice.
  • Evaluate culturally sensitive person-centered care practices in health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention and illness management for the health of people across the lifespan.
  • Manage the delivery of person-centered care through effective delegation, prioritization and leadership practices.
  • Use transparent person-centered nursing interventions in assessing the client’s environment, prioritizing care and following established health care (institution/agency) policies and procedures.
  • Use quality improvement models to analyze health care delivery systems and policies that affect the health of people.
  • Implement knowledge driven actions in professional nursing practice derived from a variety of theoretical perspectives.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Lifespan Nursing Care of Children and Families
  • Population Health and Epidemiology
  • Integrative Seminar For Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Leadership Immersion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school transcript
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • A writing sample of at least 250 words on a topic of your choice
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Submit a CV or Resume
  • An official bank statement showing a total amount to cover the first year of study including tuition and living expenses.
  • Submit a copy of the information pages of your passport. 
  • English proficiency
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred
  • All sciences and math must be completed within the last seven years, and with a minimum of a “C”
  • No more than three repeated courses

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    43452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21726 USD per semester during 16 months.
  • National

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 USD per semester during 16 months.
  • In-State

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 USD per semester during 16 months.

Living costs for Highland Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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