Graduate School announcements

Spring commencement academic apparel

For spring commencement, all graduate students will be ordering their own academic apparel. Graduates will receive an email at the end of March from the Special Events office explaining the process for caps and gowns and providing the schedule and instructions for the Baccalaureate Mass and ceremony at the Bradley Center.

Academic Integrity Tutorial

Marquette University requires all undergraduate and graduate students entering Marquette to complete an academic integrity tutorial. The graduate tutorial takes about an hour to complete and provides information about academic integrity expectations related to writing, assignments, and test taking and guidance about gathering and interpreting data, publishing, and professionalism. This requirement is in keeping with Marquette’s focus on academic integrity as a shared value and its Honor Code.

Graduate students beginning their studies Spring Semester 2017 MUST complete the tutorial by March 1. Students who have not successfully completed the tutorial will not be able to register for classes for the summer or fall 2017 terms. Log on to D2L to access the tutorial.

Please note that there are separate tutorials for undergraduate and graduate students. If you took the undergraduate tutorial previously and are now a graduate student, you must take the graduate tutorial. If you have taken Marquette’s graduate tutorial previously, you do not need to retake it.

Communicating Science Workshop 2017

To all graduate students in STEM and related fields:

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2017, the 5th annual Communicating Science workshop, to be held in Cambridge, MA, June 8-10, 2017. The application will close on March 1.
Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance is free, and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants.
Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to the general public, experts in other fields, and their peers. In addition to panel discussions (on topics such as Media and Journalism, Science Advocacy, and Diversity in Science Communication), ample time is allotted for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students.
Follow this
link to submit an application or to learn more. For questions or concerns, please contact

Emerging Scholar Award

This is an award opportunity open to first or second year Ph.D. students who are members of a minority group and who are studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or other related areas.

Please review details of the award and qualifications here. The application submission deadline is February 28, 2017.

Funding for your graduate student research project

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is granting graduate students $10,000 stipends to research work, rehabilitation, and disability issues through the ARDRAW Small Grant Program. The objective of the Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation, and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program is to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability by providing research stipends to a broad spectrum of graduate students. ARDRAW replaces the 5-year grant called the Disability Determination Process Small Grant Program, with a new focus on research relevant to SSA’s work incentives and employment support–specifically rehabilitation, work, and the disability program.

Applicants must be master’s-, doctoral-, or post-doctoral-level part-time or full-time graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs at the time of the award (fall semester of 2017). Selected students will receive a stipend of $10,000 for the one-year program.

For more information and to apply, click hereApplications are due March 2, 2017.

Workshops to find funding

  • Finding Funding for Graduate Students

Wed March 1

10 a.m. to 11 am

AMU Room 252

  • Introduction to Grant Writing for Graduate Students

Thursday April 6

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm

AMU Room 252

Registration is required. If you have any questions, please email or call Sherrie Dorff,

Library workshops on citation management tool EndNote

EndNote can help you keep track of the sources you use in your research and make it simpler to create footnotes and bibliographies.

Faculty and students are invited to one of the library’s workshops to learn the basic functions and get started.

  • Wednesday, March 8, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Raynor Library, Room 227)
  • Thursday, April 13, 12 noon to 1 p.m. (Raynor Library, Room 227)

In addition to the workshops, one-on-one help–from beginner to advanced–is also available by appointment. RSVPs are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. To confirm a place in a workshop or to schedule an appointment, email Rose Trupiano or call her at (414) 288-5998. For more on the software, visit the library’s Citation Management Software page.

Support Group: Survive and Thrive in Graduate School

The Marquette University Counseling Center offers a support group for graduate and professional students, Fridays 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Holthusen Hall, Rm. 204, to discuss topics of your choice, including:

  • Making the transition to graduate or professional school.

  • Feeling like you don't fit in or belong in your program.

  • Feeling overwhelmed with all of the requirements and responsibilities.

  • Feeling stuck in completing your thesis/dissertation/capstone project.

Please visit the Counseling Center's website for more support and therapy groups offered.

Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals Program (PFFP)

The Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) program is designed to support your academic and professional growth and provide a solid foundation for your post-graduate pursuits.

To learn more about this beneficial program, please attend one of the PFFP Connect events on Wednesday, September 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m., or Thursday, September 22, 12:00-1:00 p.m., in Raynor Library, Lower Level, Beaumier Suite B.  Refreshments will be provided.  If you have any questions regarding PFFP please visit our website or email the coordinator Stephanie Hood.

Poster Printing Available in Raynor Library

A new, convenient option for printing large color posters on campus is now available in Raynor Memorial Libraries. The Libraries’ Digital Media Studio can print posters up to 42 inches wide and customizable length, for use in poster sessions and presentations. Printing requests can be submitted online and picked up from the Digital Media Studio desk on the lower level of the Raynor Library. A wide range of file formats are accepted.

For the print request form, cost estimates, and file preparation tips, see the poster printing page. Questions can be directed to Joe Humer, Digital Media Studio supervisor, or call (414) 288-2140.

NCFDD membership free to Marquette graduate students

Marquette University has an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), an independent center dedicated to helping faculty, post-docs, and graduate students make successful transitions throughout their academic careers by providing professional development, training, and mentoring. NCFDD resources are applicable across disciplines and focus on a range of topics that include strategies for increasing productivity, maintaining work-family balance, managing time more effectively, resolving conflicts, and writing grants, among others.

With Marquette’s institutional membership, you can sign up for a sub-account at no cost; you will then gain access to:
• The Monday Motivator weekly e-mail providing productivity tips
• Monthly productivity webinars and multi-week courses
• NCFDD Career Center resources
• Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring and problem-solving
• Access to audio recordings, slides, and transcripts of previous webinars
• Monthly writing challenges and mentor matches

For technical assistance, contact NCFDD at 1.313.347.8485 or send e-mail to:

For more information about Marquette’s institutional membership with NCFDD, please contact Gary Meyer, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs or William Welburn, Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion.

Procedures for continuous enrollment courses

The Graduate School will now register graduate students for all continuous enrollment courses. Students should view the section titled “Registration – Continuous enrollment courses” to view the updated forms.

Forms must be downloaded and signed by the student and adviser before submission to the Graduate School.