Program for College Students

College Science Enrichment Program

The College Science Enrichment Program (CSEP) is a six-week summer experience created for college students who are interested in pursuing a career as a behavioral health clinician, clinical laboratory scientist, clinical mental health counseling, dentist (pre-dent), exercise physiologist, physician (pre-med), occupational therapist, physical therapist or physician assistant (PA). Our early acceptance date is March 1 of current school year. We will continue to accept applications until the program is full.

HCOP professional studies programs include:


The summer curriculum is free of cost and provides a stipend which helps to offset lost summer wages while also helping to cover room and board. Travel reimbursement for one round trip to Milwaukee may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

Programming Includes:


To be eligible for the program you must:

  • Be educationally and financially disadvantaged (see CSEP eligibility details below)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.7

Educational Disadvantaged: You must meet at least one of the educational markers below:

  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Attended high school in Milwaukee Public Schools or Chicago Public Schools
  • Attended high school in a rural area (city population below 10,000)
  • Have below average academic performance needed (i.e. GPA, test scores) for admission into intended health profession program
  • Have an extreme personal, social, family, or environmental circumstance that you would like to explain in your personal statement

Financial Disadvantaged: Family Adjusted Gross income (AGI) must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline for a student’s family size to be admitted into HCOP programs.

2016 Federal Poverty Chart

Persons in Household
(Dependents reported on 1040 form)

200% of Poverty Guideline
(AGI reported on 1040 form)

















For families greater than 8 persons, add $8,320 per person


Application Process

Complete CSEP application below:

  • Include a copy of your parents’ latest tax return (1040 or 1040A tax forms) and a copy of your latest tax return. Note: If you are at least 24 years old and have not been claimed as a dependent on your parents’ tax return for three years, then parent tax data and returns are not required
  • Send an official copy of your transcripts
  • Send two recommendation forms. One must be completed by your science professor (emailed directly to or mailed to the address indicated at the end of the application)
  • Write a personal statement explaining why you want to pursue a health care career. Also describe your volunteer and service work with disadvantaged populations.
  • If you do not meet one of the educationally disadvantaged markers, please provide a statement explaining what personal circumstances you believe we should consider in the review process.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen proof of residency is required (i.e. Permanent Resident Card/Green Card or passport)

Download CSEP Application

Download Recommendation Form

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For more information about Marquette's Health Careers Opportunity Program, please contact us at (414) 288-5505 or via email.

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