Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Science

Prerequisites for Admission

Master of Science Students

All master's applicants will need greater than a 3.000 GPA in their undergraduate work. Current Marquette exercise physiology and athletic training degree students with a 3.000 GPA or better may apply for the accelerated degree program during their junior year for admission into the master’s program for their senior year.

Doctoral Students

Students must have successfully completed either a master’s degree in a related discipline or a post-baccalaureate degree in a clinical profession (physician assistant studies, physical therapy, doctor of medicine, nursing, speech-language pathology, etc.) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 (based on a 4.000 scale) and after acceptance into the Graduate School.


Applicants must also submit, directly to the Marquette University Graduate School:


  1. A completed online application form and $50 application fee.

  2. Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges or universities except Marquette.

  3. A curriculum vitae including work history, formal education, continuing education, licensing and certification, professional organizations, honors and awards, publications, presentations and grants.

  4. A personal statement of no more than 500 words addressing your purpose for applying to the program, your ability to successfully complete the program, and your goals (short and long term).
  5. Three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's academic, professional, clinical, personal attributes and potential for meaningful graduate study.  At least one academic reference must be included.
  6. GRE scores. Required for master's applicants who are not part of the Marquette ADP program; required for doctoral applicants if their graduate/post-baccalaureate clinical degree was done at a non-U.S. institution or if their graduate/post-baccalaureate clinical degree GPA is less than 3.000. Waived for current Marquette applicants with GPA above 3.000 to the ADP.
  7. (For international applicants only) a minimum acceptable score on the iBT TOEFL exam of 90 overall, with minimum section scores of 25 for listening and speaking, and minimum scores of 20 for reading and writing, or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.

Note: (optional) Applicants may wish to submit one example of written work, such as a class project, course assignment, first author publication, grant application, etc. (optional).

Note: An interview with the admission committee is mandatory.

Contact Us

The Graduate School, Holthusen Hall, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 1881
1324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Room 305
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7137

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