All applicants to the Graduate School at Marquette must read these application instructions and guidelines. They will answer many of the questions you may have and will save you time and effort. There have been several significant revisions to this Website, so even if you have previously been a Marquette graduate student, please review these instructions.

Who administers your program of interest?

These instructions cover application for admission to any of the programs administered by the Graduate School. This includes all of the programs in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, and the Colleges of Education, Engineering, Nursing, and Professional Studies; Speech Pathology in the College of Health Sciences; and the dental biomaterials, advanced education in general dentistry and master's degree programs in orthodontics, endodontics and prosthodontics in the School of Dentistry.

The following programs, which are post-baccalaureate, are NOT administered by the Graduate School. These instructions do NOT apply to the following programs:

Graduate School of Management

College of Health Sciences

School of Dentistry

Law School

Applicants to the above programs should contact the Graduate School of Management, the College of Health Sciences, the School of Dentistry or the Law School, as appropriate and not proceed with an application via the Graduate School.

How do I apply?

The Graduate School accepts only online applications for admission. The link to the online application is found below, but before you start the application, please read the rest of these instructions.

What comes first?

You must submit your application for admission before you submit any documents, letters, transcripts or test scores. We are unable to create an application file until we receive your application and thus cannot store your documents. If documents arrive before your application and are misplaced, you may have to resubmit them.

Application fees

All applications must include payment of $50 or a request for a waiver as outlined below.

Application fees are waived for students who have previously attended Marquette University as a graduate student. Proof of attendance at Marquette must be supported by the existence of a university transcript.

Waivers are also granted to McNair Scholars and to applicants who have attended a Marquette University Graduate School Open House.

Refunds of application fees will not be made. Applicants are responsible for knowing if an application fee is required. If an application fee is submitted when the applicant would have been eligible for a waiver, the application fee will not be refunded.

Application requirements and deadlines

Program requirements will vary from one program to another and from one status to another. Applicants for temporary and non-degree status must submit an application form, application fee and official copies of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.

Applicants to certificate programs, master's degree programs or doctoral programs must submit the documents required by their programs.


Details of the application process

The following links contain important information that will help ensure we receive your information in a timely manner. You will save yourself time and money by reading them.

Mailing your application materials

* This information does not apply to applicants to the Graduate School of Management (MBA, E-MBA, accounting, economics and human resources)

After you submit your online application, additional application requirements that will be physically sent should be mailed to:

USPS Mailing Address:

Marquette University Graduate School
Holthusen Hall, Third Floor

P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Courier/Street address:
Marquette University Graduate School

1324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Room 305
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-7137 | (800) 793-6450 | (414) 288-1902 (FAX)

Inter-university exchange programs

This section is used for students at Marquette University, UW-Milwaukee and the Medical College of Wisconsin who want to participate in the inter-university exchange program. It is also to be used by Marquette students who want to take one or more courses at the University of Notre Dame, Loyola University of Chicago or Saint Louis University as part of the Midwest Catholic Schools Consortium. Finally, it is to be used by employees at GE Healthcare for special programs at Marquette.

Online application for admission

The application for admission and financial aid is the only form required to apply for admission to the Graduate School and department of your interest, as well as for Graduate School financial aid.

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

Visit the contact page for more information