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Who is eligible?

Services at the Marquette University Counseling Center are free to full-time Marquette and MIAD students. Students seeking services in the summer months (i.e., late May through August) need to be enrolled as a full-time student for either the summer or fall semester.

Who is not eligible?

Students who are not eligible for services at the Marquette University Counseling Center include individuals who are part-time or not enrolled as students. These students will be assisted in finding a provider in the community.

Who might benefit from seeking services directly from a community provider?

Students who do not meet eligibility requirements or who require highly specialized (e.g., neuropsychological assessment) or intensive care would benefit from seeing a community provider instead of a Counseling Center provider. Our staff is available to assist with finding an appropriate referral.

What if a student only wants medication but not counseling?
Numerous research studies have indicated that the best treatment for most mental health concerns is a combination of counseling and medication. For this reason, we ask that students work with both a therapist and the staff psychiatrist. If a student is absolutely opposed to seeing a counselor while seeing the staff psychiatrist, s/he will be referred to a community psychiatrist or a general practice physician.

How long can I receive medication at the MUCC?

The student and the psychiatrist work together to find the best treatment option for them. Students work with the psychiatrist concurrently while they work with a counselor. All services are short term. Decisions regarding transferring care to a primary care physician or a psychiatrist are made in collaboration with a student and assistance is provided to make a smooth transition.

*If you have questions regarding eligibility, please call 414-288-7172.


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Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is dedicated to promoting the psychological health of students at Marquette University. We offer mental health services to be able to respond to the emotional and career exploration needs of undergraduate, graduate and professional college students, and the prevention resources to reinforce healthy development.