The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication graduate program prepares students for intellectual, artistic, professional and ethical leadership in a complex technological and multicultural world. It uses a core of common knowledge, values, and communication skills to improve understanding of communication as a cultural and social process and to develop the skills necessary for success in constantly changing information environments. Graduate students are partners in the production of knowledge and are actively involved in systematic research and professional development. All students complete a core curriculum and develop a specialization in areas such as: advertising and public relations; communication studies; journalism; mass communication; and communication about health, environment, science and sustainability. In addition, students are able to tailor their programs to their interests by taking elective courses in other specialization areas or in other graduate programs at Marquette, such as business, marketing, English, psychology, sociology, political science and others.
Visit the Department Web Page for more detailed program information.
Rolling admission; however, applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based financial aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), please be aware of the merit-based financial aid deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School: Fall (August) Term: February 15, Spring (January) Term: November 15, Summer (May) Term: April 15.
For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) please visit the departmental financial aid web page. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.