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Requirements for Application

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 academic year for students planning to pursue a Ph.D. degree.  Students are expected to have demonstrated academic excellence in both the classroom and the laboratory, and should have an undergraduate background in a biology-related discipline

Important Application Instructions:

The Graduate School accepts only online applications for admission. When completing your application:

  1. Indicate BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES as your "Program of Interest"
  2.  Choose the "Academic Status" you are applying for

    *Please note that while we offer a Master's degree, we are not actively recruiting for Master's degree candidates at this time.

  3. Enter your "Entry Term and Year"

    *Note that while there is no deadline for applications, most of our incoming students are admitted for the fall term. Applications are reviewed starting in mid-December.

Applications must include the following:


Financial Package


All students in the biological sciences graduate program are supported by fellowships or teaching assistantships including an academic year stipend plus tuition and fees and summer stipend.


For questions about the Biological Sciences Graduate Program please contact:

Dr. Michael Schlappi

Chair of the Graduate Recruitment Committee



Biological Sciences Department

Marquette University, Wehr Life Sciences
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P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7355