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Madonna University

The mission of Madonna University, a Catholic 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 Felician Franciscan tradition.

Distance Learning Courses

Humanities (3)
Social Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)



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


  • 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


The Center for Research (CFR) promotes quality research practices, scholarship, and creative endeavors through its key activities. CFR activities include coordination of the university’s:

  • Institutional Review Board
  • Research Advisory Board
  • Provision of Research Integrity Training and Research Workshops
  • Annual Symposium for Research Scholarship and Creativity
  • Research Guidelines & Resources
  • Annual Faculty Research & Scholarship Report


The Office of Career Development offers programs and services that support students and recent graduates who are initiating and implementing their career plans. Working within an ethical framework reflecting Catholic and Franciscan values, the office is dedicated to supporting students’ employability, reinforcing their social responsibility and commitment to serving others, creating opportunities to strengthen employer connections, and exploring post-degree education and employment options.


Student services

Student Senate represents student-athletes, organizations, school spirit, the University’s various colleges, and many more subgroups including the student body at large.

Housing services

  • Five bedroom, two bath air-conditioned apartment units. All units are single gender.
  • Bedrooms are fully furnished, including a bed frame, twin XL mattress, desk, desk chair, nightstand, closet, and dresser.
  • Living space includes a couch, love seat, two end tables, coffee table, entertainment stand, dining room table, and four dining room chairs.
  • Kitchen includes a full-size stove/oven, microwave, full-size refrigerator, sink, bar top, and four bar stools.
  • Laundry rooms are conveniently located on each floor of the building. Laundry machines are free for on campus residents.

Library services

The Madonna University library provides quality resources, research assistance, and instruction in an atmosphere that reflects Christian service and values.  Walk-in research clinics, author events, a casual coffee room, and more help make the library a pleasant yet educational experience

ICT services

Technology permeates Madonna’s campus in smart classrooms, all-digital editing suites, mobile learning tools, social networking, and electronic signage.

  • A wireless network is included in each bedroom.
  • Cable connections are included in each bedroom and living room, which includes over 50 channels.

Medical services

Students can receive helpful information about prevention programs, stress management, conflict resolution, work/life balance, self-esteem and many other areas from our office.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus Locations: Livonia (main campus) | Gaylord | Macomb | China
  • 3 residence halls

Sports facilities

  • Open Gym - Students can enjoy the use of the Activities Center late night for pick up basketball and volleyball when Michigan's weather turns cold and the outdoor courts are covered in snow.
  • Fitness Center - Students can take a break from studying and stay in shape using the equipment in our Fitness Center, located on the ground level of the University Center.
  • Sand and Volleyball and Outdoor Basketball Courts - With the support of Student Senate, sand volleyball and outdoor basketball courts were installed in early 2017.REQUEST INFO

Student clubs

  • Antshe - Adult And Non-Traditional Students In Higher Education
  • Art Club
  • Bass Fishing Club
  • Be The Change
  • Biological And Health Sciences Club
  • Blossom
  • Broadcast And Film Club
  • Campus Crusade For Christ
  • Circle K
  • Computer Science Club
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Dynamic Hammock Crew
  • Early Childhood Club
  • Food Recovery Network
  • Forensic Science Society
  • Franciscan Life
  • Future Business Leaders Club
  • The Grind
  • Higher Education Leadership Student Association
  • Inspire: A Composer Collaborative
  • Love Your Melon
  • Madonna Pen
  • Math Club
  • Mi Blood Club
  • Mu G4 International Committee
  • Mu Spectrum
  • Music Club


Madonna University receives its institutional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  

Livonia, Michigan, United States

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