Application instructions


We are no longer accepting applications for Psychology, Criminology and Law Studies, or Professional Communications degrees.


How to apply

To enroll in adult degree courses, you must first apply and be accepted into Marquette University and the College of Professional Studies. Applications to the College of Professional Studies are accepted year-round.

  1. Complete the online application. If you have attended other colleges, please have ready your dates of attendance (month and year) and the number of college credits earned at each institution. Be sure to fill in the fields marked required. On the final application page, click on the "I agree - submit" button at the bottom of the screen. Clicking this button is the equivalent to signing Marquette's application for undergraduate admission.

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  2. Order your transcripts. Request your official transcripts from:
    1. the high school or institution from which you received your diploma or GED; and
    2. all colleges and universities you have attended.

    Ask each school to mail your official transcripts directly to:
    College of Professional Studies
    Marquette University
    707 N. 11th Street, Suite 403
    P.O. Box 1881
    Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

    PLEASE NOTE: For a transcript to be official, it must be received by the College of Professional Studies directly from the records office of your high school and college(s). A photocopy delivered by the student will not be accepted. Only then will your application be matched with your transcript(s) for review and evaluation.

  3. Prepare an essay. An essay is required as part of your application and admission into the College of Professional Studies.

    Answer the following in your essay:
    At Marquette University, we want our students to Be The Difference. How does receiving a Marquette education allow you to Be The Difference? Consider all aspects of your life: family, community, workplace, etc.

    Once your essay is complete, send an email to and attach your essay. Please remember to add your name, address and contact information (phone and e-mail address) to the essay. Click here for essay-writing tips.

Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents can't use this form and must contact the Office of International Education at (414) 288-7289 or visit

The College of Professional Studies admissions committee will review your credentials, and you will be notified of the decision in writing by U.S. Postal Service mail.

Marquette University does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice on the basis of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, veteran's status or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions. At the same time, Marquette cherishes its right and duty to seek and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its religious character, goals and mission in order to enhance the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

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Adult Undergraduate Degrees

Attend an information session and learn about:

Bachelorís Degrees: Leadership and Organizations, Criminology and Law Studies, Professional Communication, Psychology

Convenient scheduling with Saturday, weeknight and online classes

Application and admission process

Financial aid options

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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