What are the admission requirements?

To be considered for admission, please submit the following:

    • Completed graduate school application with accompanying fee
    • Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities, except Marquette University.
    • Statement of purpose (Why do you want to earn this degree?)
    • Official test scores from the GRE (preferred), GMAT or LSAT are required for graduate degree applicants. Waived if the applicant has completed any advanced degree from any school - M.A., M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., J.D., or M.D.

How do I apply

Apply Online.

Where do I send my application materials?

Please send all applicant information to the graduate school:

Marquette University Graduate School
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881


How long does it take to complete the program?

The graduate degree programs are 36 credits. The amount of time it takes to complete the program varies from student to student. Full-time students typically complete the program in two years. Part-time students typically finish the program in three to six years.


What is hybrid or blended learning?

Hybrid classes include a blend of learning activities in the classroom and outside the classroom. Activities that take place outside of the classroom may include reading material, online discussions, and making observations in the community. For more information, view a brief video.

What is the GRE and where can I take the test?

The GRE scores are used to evaluate your readiness for graduate-level course work. The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study.

  • Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically the test taker's ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
  • Verbal Reasoning — Measures reading comprehension skills and verbal and analogical reasoning skills, focusing on the test taker's ability to analyze and evaluate written material
  • Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis

For more information, click on the following link: http://www.ets.org/gre/general/about

NOTE: A Revised GRE is coming in August 2011

Individuals in the Milwaukee area can take the GRE at the following testing center:

Prometric Testing Center
19435 West Capitol Drive, Suite L04
Brookfield, WI 53045

For other testing center sites and options, search the various options on the GRE Web site: http://www.ets.org/gre/general/register/centers_dates

GRE Test Fees

To access free practice tests, click on the following links:

What is the cost of the program?

Please see the current per credit Graduate School Tuition Schedule.


How do I know if financial aid is available to me?

Visit the financial aid Web site or call the Financial Aid Office at (414) 288-4000 or (800) 793-6450 to talk with a representative.


How soon should I apply?

    • The application deadline for the fall semester is August 1.
    • The application deadline for the spring semester is December 15.

All application materials including letters of recommendation, transcripts and test scores need to be submitted before the deadline to be considered for admission.


After submitting all required applicant information, how long will it take to receive an admission decision?

Generally you will receive an admission decision from the Graduate School within six weeks of when the school has received all required application materials.


Who may I call for further information about the specific academic programs?

Contact Felisa Parris, Academic Advisor, at
414-288-4743 or felisa.parris@marquette.edu.




Contact College of Professional Studies

Email the college

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