Marquette University strives to follow the teacher/scholar model. It is central to the mission of Marquette and central to the concept of cura personalis, or caring for the whole person. In the popular press, one often reads that faculty members must decide whether to spend more of their time on research, or on teaching. In reality, it is impossible to separate these two important functions since both are required to develop future citizens and leaders. A university must combine research, teaching and service from the undergraduate level through the graduate and post-graduate levels. Thus, teaching and research are synergistic and support each other. Undergraduate and graduate students are an integral part of the research and scholarship carried on by faculty. In this way, Marquette researchers not only expand the state of knowledge in their fields but prepare the next generation of scholar leaders. Many Marquette University graduate students and undergraduates present their scholarly work at regional, national, and international meetings and also publish their findings with the faculty members who work with them daily and serve as their advisers.

Both teaching and scholarship are required of faculty members for promotion and tenure. Many faculty members have external grants which support not only their research, but also the research of students. In addition to the Graduate School, there are other offices that can help students and faculty members in the area of research.

Guide to Libraries

A guide to the use of Marquette's libraries for graduate students in all disciplines.


"Discover" Magazine

Marquette's magazine that showcases research and scholarship on campus.


Dissertation Defense Schedule

A listing of the upcoming dissertation defense meetings by Marquette Ph.D. students.


Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute is a new regional biomedical collaboration involving clinical and translational science between Marquette University, the Medical College of Wisconsin, UW-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital, and Froedtert Hospital.

The CTSI collaboration will advocate, facilitate, and foster the continuum of research from bench to bedside to community practice. This effort will capitalize on the strong foundation of basic science and community outreach programs within the academic institutions of southeastern Wisconsin. Its goal is to diminish the barriers between disciplines and institutions and to encourage novel approaches to solving complex medical problems by drawing on our complementary expertise.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Marquette University's central point of coordination for sponsored projects and the legally authorized representative for grants, contracts, and assurances. ORSP represents the sum of Marquette's experience with extramural sponsors and partners over time. ORSP helps faculty and administrators build bridges between Marquette and extramural sponsors and other institutions to advance the University's mission. ORSP fosters excellence in sponsored projects by promoting best practices, policies, and procedures that ensure consistency and efficiency in the University's transactions with sponsors and partners . ORSP hosts workshops and brown-bag sessions to help members of the Marquette community identify suitable sponsors, develop their proposals and project budgets, and manage their grant awards.

Office of Research Compliance (ORC)

Responsible for ensuring that research performed by Marquette University faculty, staff and students is conducted ethically and in compliance with all federal and state regulations. Following the regulations is essential, not only because they are mandated, but also because they ensure that research and scholarship are carried out ethically and have potential benefits. Some important areas overseen by the ORC:

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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