Master of Science in Product Development
University of Detroit Mercy

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Product Development program focuses on experienced engineers who will lead product development and manufacturing into the future while preparing them for involvement in developing complex engineered products and systems.  This comprehensive and highly integrated program advances the theory and practice of product development and manufacturing by combining the best ideas and experiences of academia and industry in the areas of product development, manufacturing, research, quality, and supply management among others.  Students learn to use new and innovative approaches to design and deliver products and services while working on teamwork and cross-disciplinary work skills.


  • B.S. in engineering and five or more years of work experience in industry, government, or academia

  • Alternate qualifications include an MS or Ph.D. in engineering with three or more years of work experience in industry, government, or academia
  • Those with degrees in other related technical fields will be considered on an exception basis.  In those cases, decision will emphasize both math and analytical contents of the applicant’s education and work experience
  • A letter of reference
  • A short essay (350 to 500 words) 

Students may participate either on campus or via distance technology, but an in-person, two-week full-time kickoff experience is required.

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission