Applicants to Marquette's graduate program in dispute resolution are expected to have a baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent from a college or university of recognized standing; a grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better in undergraduate course work; and a background in an appropriate undergraduate major. Appropriate majors include, but are not limited to, business, communication, criminology, nursing, political science, psychology and sociology.

Application procedures

The first step in being admitted to the graduate program in dispute resolution is to be accepted by Marquette's Graduate School. To begin this step, submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • A completed application form (online) and application fee. (note: applications not currently being accepted)
  • Official transcripts showing previous academic study from all universities or colleges attended except Marquette
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Test scores from a recognized graduate school entrance examination, e.g., the Graduation Record Exam, Graduate Management Admission Test, Law School Admissions Test or Miller Analogies Test. (Applicants must score at the 50th or higher percentile.) The graduate test score requirement is waived for applicants who hold advanced degrees.

You are advised to complete an application at your earliest convenience and act promptly with respect to secure transcripts and letters of recommendation. Processing of your application will not begin until the Graduate School receives all required items.

Graduate programs in Dispute Resolution

Course Schedule


Click here to view the 2014 Dispute Resolution course schedule.


Contact Center for Dispute Resolution
Education and Graduate Program