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Oakland University

A world-class institution with a vibrant academic community, Oakland University’s 1,443-acre main campus spans the thriving cities of Auburn Hills and Rochester. OU was stablished in 1957 when founders Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson generously donated their historic estate.

Grounded in teaching, service and research, OU offers more than 270 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Health Sciences and Nursing.

Our distinctive educational approach connects over 19,000 students, over 100,000 alumni – more than 20,000 call Macomb County home – and the surrounding communities to the unique and diverse opportunities within our region and beyond. You’ll be given a solid academic foundation so you’re prepared to compete in the 21st-century workplace. And our emphasis on learning-by-doing means you’re marketable immediately.

Oakland University is ranked among the safest colleges in the nation, according to a new report from a national trade organization dedicated to furthering public knowledge on home safety and security issues. The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked Oakland third on its list of the Top 100 Safest Colleges in America. Additionally, Oakland University has been ranked as the most LGBTQ-friendly campus in the state of Michigan by the Campus Pride Index, which rates both colleges and universities using a five-star system. And, for the second straight year, Oakland University was awarded the highest possible ranking for veteran-friendliness by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

OU is excited to offer advising services in Elementary Education, Human Resource Development, Business, Engineering, Integrative Studies and Health Sciences at the University Center. Contact our office at (586) 263-6242 to schedule and appointment with an adviser.

OU's academic programs are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.



Bachelor of Arts in Communication combines theory and practice with an emphasis on how people analyze and make responsible choices. Students develop critical perspectives that allow them to evaluate different communication approaches.

Bachelor of Integrative Studies is a university-wide degree program that allows students to design a rigorous cross-disciplinary program of study tailored to their predetermined academic and career goals. The program provides students with an innovative and integrative academic experience that cannot be achieved through traditional majors.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program provides a foundation in the fundamental concepts and principles associated with mechanics of solids, thermodynamics, fluid and thermal energy, materials, manufacturing, design of mechanical systems, electrical circuits, computer programming and software utilization. A laboratory experience and the utilization of instrumentation and computers are interwoven through the curriculum. The program also provides numerous engineering design experiences.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education prepares students for a career in teaching and leads to teaching certification for selected majors.

Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Development program covers topics in areas related to needs assessment, recruiting, career development, organization development, labor relations, managing diversity, employee involvement, instructional design and delivery, program evaluation, performance appraisal and personnel selection.

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The counseling profession helps people to become self-aware, growth-oriented and effective in mastering the challenges of life. Counselors – as skilled, perceptive, broadly educated professionals – assist clients in identifying areas for improvement and in carrying out changes that promote life fulfillment. Drawing upon a foundation of research and theory in philosophy, psychology and education, counselors use therapeutic skills and consultation techniques with both individuals and groups. In any setting, the goal of counseling is to help people expand their potential, facilitate development and live more satisfying and productive lives. In order to prepare students for this difficult task, the master’s degree programs in counseling at Oakland University set forth curricula designed to foster both personal development and the acquisition of a broad range of knowledge and skills.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership (Accelerated Weekend Format)

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare “practice-ready” leaders for 21st Century schools. With the guidance of expert faculty and supported by a summer internship, students develop the skills needed to lead with a clear vision, build positive relationships, support and guide school improvement, and empower others while managing the complexities of change. The accelerated, weekend format offered at the Macomb University Center in Clinton Township is designed for tenured teachers or those with four or more years experience desiring to assume a variety of school leadership positions.

Central Office Administration (Accelerated Post-Master's Graduate Certificate)

Become an effective central-office leader who solves complex problems, leads a vision for organizational transformation, models caring and trustworthy relationships, engages and collaborates with all stakeholders and recognizes and acts in an ethical manner to support change - all with a focus on leading learning and enhancing student achievement.

Education Specialist in Leadership

The Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in (K-12) Leadership is a 34-credit, cohort-structured, post-master’s degree program designed for individuals who are looking to further their education and aspire to positions in education administration. The curriculum is relevant — aligning instruction with the true experience in leadership — and connects with current issues in K-12 education. Students are recommended for the Administrator Certificate (Building Level). Twenty-eight credits earned in the Ed.S. program can be applied toward Oakland University’s Ph.D. in Education. Classes are taught with face-to-face, hybrid, and 100% online cohort modules available.

Oakland University
Office: UC2, Room 103
Phone: 586.263.6242

Cheryl Rhodey,
Student Success Coordinator, Macomb University Center


Main Campus

2200 N. Squirrel Road,
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401

University Center

44575 Garfield Road,
Clinton Twp., MI 48038