The College of Professional Studies

  • Mission Statement: The College exists to provide a supportive educational environment guided by Jesuit principles for students to become ethical leaders actively engaged in transforming themselves, their organizations, and the communities in which they live.
  • Vision: To transform the lives of working adults
  • Values: Ethical Leadership, Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility

With an emphasis on ethical leadership, Marquette's College of Professional Studies was established in 1996 to meet the unique educational needs of adult students. Today, the college serves adult students through a variety of degree and non-degree programs with a selection of weeknight, Saturday, blended online, and fully online classes.

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  • Adult undergraduate degrees — organization and leadership, professional communication, criminology and law studies, psychology.  Undergraduate programs feature personalized advising, flexible scheduling and rolling start dates with an accelerated eight-week session format.  
  • Graduate degrees and certificates — leadership studies, public service, dispute resolution, criminal justice administration, nonprofit sector administration, and sports leadership. Graduate programs feature personalized advising, convenient scheduling and a traditional 16-week semester format. 
  • Future Milwaukee community leadership program — a nine-month program to help participants deepen their understanding of community issues, network with a diverse group of professionals, and work with other program participants on a project for a non-profit organization. Sessions are held throughout Milwaukee County from September through May, primarily twice a month on Monday evenings.


  • Dr. Robert Deahl


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    For more information about the college, its mission and its commitment to adult education, call (414) 288-3153.

  • Rich Teerlink

    Hon. Degree 05, Retired Former Chairman and CEO, Harley-Davidson, Inc.

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    For more information about the college, its mission and its commitment to adult education, call (414) 288-3153.


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Marquette University College of Professional Studies
707 Building, Room 403
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3153 or (800) 793-6450, extension 2
FAX: (414) 288-3298